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Ninjas save German student from alley robbery in Sydney

The Local · 20 May 2010, 08:37

Published: 20 May 2010 08:37 GMT+02:00

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The 27-year-old German had just gotten off a train when three men followed and attacked him in a Kingswood alley, New South Wales police told the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC).

But the assault happened to take place just behind the Ninja Senshi Ryu warrior school, where a person leaving a martial arts class witnessed the scuffle and called for backup from a teacher and three other pupils, the broadcaster said.

"We looked around to see what was happening and there were three blokes on this guy just kicking him and punching him in the head," Ninja sensei Kaylan Soto told ABC.

"We started running towards them and they took off. They would have seen five of us in ninja gear...all in black with our belts on, running toward them,” he added.

ABC reported that police later picked up 16-year-old and 20-year-old suspects. Both men have been charged with the robbery, but officers are still looking for a third suspect between 15 and 17-years-old.

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"I think they're probably still running if I'm not mistaken," Soto told ABC.

According to news agency AP, the German victim sustained minor injuries, and his assailants managed to make off with his mobile phone and iPod.

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Your comments about this article

10:50 May 20, 2010 by dcgi
*pfft* if they were real ninjas they wouldn't have been seen at all.
11:29 May 20, 2010 by BobbyDigital
I wanna go to ninja school!
13:49 May 20, 2010 by Legal E
Police report. "looking for 3 youths, last seen running away with soiled underpants"
15:44 May 20, 2010 by Der Grenadier aus Aachen
This is the greatest article ever.
17:19 May 20, 2010 by Zlik
Are not Ninja's considered hired assassin? Please place Dr Prof N.F. on their list. Where Ninja's are Law. Great story. Abort robbery immediately. Like Sliwa's "Guardian Angels"
21:40 May 20, 2010 by Grebo
Glad to hear that ordinary people helped out with a mugging, but this story is rather unremarkable otherwise. The the "ninjas" got the ipod and cell phone back then that's a story.
01:10 May 21, 2010 by Logic Guy
Well, this really is a cool story. I would even say that a movie could easily be made using this particular event, as the basis in how "Public Service Ninjas" help keep the peace in a city.
01:11 May 21, 2010 by Zlik
The new Movie "kickass" is about young people who wanna contribute to counter crime. To have real poupose in life not just another wannabee, doing nothing new.
06:40 May 21, 2010 by proclusian
dcgi has it right -- if these were really ninjas, they wouldn't have been seen, and -- for damn sure -- they wouldn't hang about talking to the press about how they scared the other guys off.
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