Ram-bam, no thank you ma’m: Vandals smash trucks into Saga sex shops

Saga City
A drunk truck rammed a rental room in Saga City on April 6

In the early hours of Monday, April 6, criminals using stolen dump trucks rammed the entrances to the offices of two deri heru out-call sex businesses in Saga Prefecture, leaving them in inoperable condition.

The April 8 issue of Nikkan Gendai reports that the incidents took place in the cities of Imari and Ogi at 4:15 and 4:25 a.m. Five minutes after the last incident, a third truck damaged a rental room establishment in Saga City.

From the close timing and similar methods, the crimes appear to have been well planned. Since deri heri sexual services are not, as a general practice, dispensed on the premises, their offices are used mainly for business activities, such as recruitment, accounting and receiving calls from customers. (In some cases, the female employees may also wait in an office until being dispatched to a local home or hotel.)

Fortunately because of the early hour, no injuries were reported in any of the incidents. No suspects have yet to be apprehended. “The prefectural police are confident it was the work of the same group,” a local news reporter tells the Tokyo-based tabloid. “But the trucks all came from different places and it appears the culprits used a variety of methods to steal them.”

Over the past several years Saga Prefecture has been the scene of an ongoing turf war between local yakuza gangs, but no clear pattern appears evident from these three attacks. “The two sex shops in Imari and Ogi had no business affiliation,” a local source is quoted as saying. “Likewise the rental room outfit in Saga City was unconnected to either of the two other shops.”

What’s more, in what appears to be a completely unrelated event, the Kyodo news agency reported that another stolen truck had smashed into a jewelry shop in Kobe’s Chuo Ward at 4:40 a.m. This time, thieves hit the jackpot, making off with merchandise valued at 10 million yen.

So all anyone can confidently conclude is that April 6 turned out to be “Black Monday” for the insurance companies.

Source: “Danpu sandai deiriheru R ruumu ni tsukkomu,” Nikkan Gendai (Apr. 8, page 7)

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