Police have arrested three Romanian men on charges of theft, after they were caught stealing a bag carrying cash from a customer at a restaurant in Ginza last Friday.
According to police, the three men spotted the bag, which was left on the floor next to the customer dining at the restaurant at around 10 p.m. on July 14. One of the men began talking to the restaurant staff to distract their attention, while the other two snatched the bag, Sankei Shimbun reported.
There was approximately ¥50,000 in the bag, police said.
One of the arrested men told police they “wanted the bag” and that’s why they stole it.
The three were arrested on the spot after a policeman on patrol witnessed the crime.
According to police, there have been seven cases of similar crimes in Tokyo since June, the total loss of which stands at ¥440,000.© Japan Today