Police are searching for three men who attacked another man with a stun gun and then stole a paper bag containing 500,000 yen in cash as he walked along a street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Nishi-Shinjuku. The victim, in his 70s, called 110 to report he had been hit with a stun gun and robbed.
A witness said two men approached the victim from behind and one of them pressed the stun gun against his back, Sankei Shimbun reported. After assaulting him, the thieves took the bag of cash and fled in a car driven by a third man. The victim grabbed the car door handle but let go and fell down.
The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the car.© Japan Today