40 Police Cars, 100 Officers, 1 Helicopter To Chase 2 Thieves!
Don’t ever mess with the police in Saitama prefecture because they will do whatever it takes to arrest criminals. Take for instance this case whereby they mobilised a total of 100 officers in 40 police cars and one helicopter, just to arrest two suspected thieves who fled after a hit-and-run.
According to police, the two are accused of robbing a 55-year-old woman who was on her way home just after midnight in Tokorozawa on Sunday. Azami grabbed the woman’s purse containing about 10,000 yen, and got into his car with the girl, who was acting as lookout. About four hours later in Kawagoe, they struck the car of a 36-year-old man, severely injuring him. The two suspects ditched their vehicle and ran away on foot.
An eyewitness called police and reported a couple running away from the accident. Police immediately dispatched a helicopter and 40 patrol cars carrying about 100 officers. The two suspects separated but were apprehended only 200 meters from the accident just after dawn. The incident occurred in an area with lots of rice fields and small houses, giving police in the helicopter a clear view of the attempted getaway.
I must applaud them for being able to mobilise so many people within such a short period of time. But seriously I thought this kind of situations are only for national emergencies whereby some terrorists are threating to capture the space station and blow up planet earth or something.
I guess the Saitama police have too much resources on their hands >_<