Police in Hanawa, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 19-year-old youth on suspicion of killing his 75-year-old grandmother and using her cash card to steal money from her bank account.
According to police, the suspect, who works in the construction industry, is accused of beating his grandmother about the head with a blunt object at her home sometime on Feb 9, Sankei Shimbun reported. Her body was discovered by her oldest son, who lived with her, early the next morning. He told police his mother was still alive when he left for work at 9:30 a.m. on Feb 9.
Police said the suspect, who lived alone elsewhere, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he needed money because he was in debt.
Police said that after killing his grandmother, the suspect used her ATM card to withdraw 500,000 yen from her bank account at a convenience store in Ibaraki Prefecture on Feb 10.© Japan Today