Police said Wednesday they have arrested an 18-year-old youth for stealing a purse from a 68-year-old woman in Yokohama.
According to police, the incident occurred at about 12:45 on Tuesday afternoon in Izumi Ward. The woman was walking home from the bank and had about 140,000 yen in her purse, TV Asahi reported. The suspect approached her on a bike from behind and grabbed the purse, police said. He was apprehended about 40 minutes later, TV Asahi reported.
Police said there have been four cases of purse snatching reported in the area recently and they are questioning the youth about his involvement in those cases.© Japan Today