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Police served a fresh warrant Thursday on a South Korean man who was arrested last month on suspicion of breaking into a woman’s apartment in Tokyo and robbing her of cash after giving her several hours of shoulder massage.

The new warrant is based on suspicions that Lee Jin Se, 29, also broke into an apartment of a 45-year-old woman last Aug. 13 and tied her up. He then stayed there for nearly five hours while giving her shoulder and back a massage, police said.

“I lament for this country. People don’t get married and children are not born. This country will cease to exist in the future,” Lee told the woman, according to police.

After giving her a lecture on Japan, he shook the woman’s hand and left, police said.

According to police, Lee brandished a knife when he broke into the Shibuya Ward apartment and took about 60,000 yen in cash and a cash card. He later withdrew 1.4 million yen.

Lee was arrested in May on similar charges.

At that time, he was arrested for breaking into a Shibuya Ward apartment.

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