Police in Tokyo said Thursday they have arrested two 19-year-old youths for robbery and assault after they snatched a woman's purse and then hit her with their car as they were getting away.
According to police, the incident occurred in September in Ikebukuro. TV Asahi reported that the two youths came up behind the 24-year-old woman who was riding a bicycle and stole a purse containing 100,000 yen out of her shopping basket. As they fled in their car, they hit the woman's bike, causing her injuries that took about two weeks to heal, police said.
Police said a nearby security camera captured the two suspects as they were driving away from the scene, allowing for a positive ID on the car.
The two youths have admitted the charges, and told police they used all the money to buy food, games, and gasoline, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today