Police in Tokyo said Monday they have arrested two Chinese men on suspicion of robbing a jewelry store in the Ueno area on April 4.
According to police, the two men, both aged 45, entered the store at around 12:30 p.m. and pretended to be customers interested in purchasing jewelry. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that one of the men acted as a lookout while the other asked to be shown several diamond rings. Police said that as the store employee was bending down bringing rings from the showcase, the Chinese man took a ring valued at 4.9 million yen. He then told the employee he'd be back later and left with his companion.
However, the employee noticed a ring was missing and sounded the alarm.
Police said the store's surveillance camera footage showed the same two men in the store on April 2.
Police suspect the pair may be a part of a gang of Chinese thieves believed to have been responsible for about 30 robberies in jewelry and brand-name goods stores in Tokyo in the past five years.© Japan Today