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17-year-old boy with intellectual disabilities arrested for robbery after escaping Osaka welfare facility with knife

A boy (17) with intellectual disabilities who attends a special needs school at a support facility for people with disabilities in Tomitabayashi City, Osaka, who used a cutter knife to threaten staff and steal their keys and escape was arrested in the afternnon of 6th July.

By Barrier Free Japan with extracts translated from Kyodo

July 7 2020

OSAKA – A boy (17) with intellectual disabilities who attends a special needs school at a support facility for people with disabilities in Tomitabayashi City, Osaka, who used a cutter knife to threaten staff and steal their keys and escape was arrested in the afternnon of 6th July.

The boy was found  in front of a friend’s house in Kawachinagano City,, and was arrested for robbery. He didn’t have a cutter knife.

The suspect was found was at around 10:10 pm on the 6th in the staff room on the first floor of the dormitory of the Osaka Prefectural Kongo Welfare Center, where a male staff member (56) was tied with vinyl tape and threatened with “keys, leave all”.

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