Two boys attending a public junior high school in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward have been arrested for alleged extortion of students.
The two boys, who are currently in their third year of junior high school, are suspected of having committed the crime in January of this year, Fuji TV reported. Police said the pair approached two high school boys on the street while they were riding their bicycles, and verbally intimidated them. They told the boys on the bikes: "Hey, you just glared at us. Give us your money or we’re going to beat you.” The two high school boys reportedly handed over 5,900 yen in cash.
Police said the two suspects are believed to have committed the same crime in the same area the previous day. A total of eight high school students have admitted to being threatened and the total amount of money taken was between 40,000 to 50,000 yen.
According to police, the two junior high schoolers have admitted to the series of crimes, saying they targeted "diligent-looking" boys.© Japan Today