Police in Yokohama have arrested three men on suspicion of robbing an elderly couple after gaining admittance to their home by posing as police officers in December.
Police said the three suspects, aged 29, 24 and 21, who were arrested on Saturday, called on a family of three living in a house in Hodogaya Ward at around 6:30 p.m. on Dec 27, Fuji TV reported. The men showed police badges and fake IDs, and asked to come in.
Police said they then threatened the owner of the house, a man in his 70s, his wife, also in her 70s, and their son, in his 40s, and demanded money. After stealing the 12 million yen in cash and the ATM cards, they bound the trio and left.
After freeing himself and his wife and son, the man called 110 to report what had happened. None of the family was injured.
Police said the trio surfaced as suspects after surveillance camera footage showed one of them using the stolen ATM card. Police said two of the men have admitted to the charge, while the third said he doesn’t remember.
Police said they also looking for a fourth man who may have been the ringleader of the gang and their involvement in other similar reported cases.© Japan Today