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Elderly turn to shoplifting in Tokyo

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TOKYO - The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan's capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began, a report said. 

Elderly people take a rest in Tokyo on October 28, 2011. The number of elderly people caught shoplifting in Japan's capital city has outstripped that of teenagers for the first time since records began, a report said.

A quarter of the people arrested on suspicion of the crime in Tokyo last year were at least 65 years old, figures showed, amid warnings of increasing isolation in the age group.

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