A group of eight youths has been detained in Yokohama after they allegedly assaulted a 40-year-old businessman and stole his wallet, police said Tuesday. According to police, the attack took place on Jan 6 at around 4:20 a.m. on a street in Nishi Ward where the group approached the man, punched him in the face and stole his wallet containing 10,000 yen.
The group consisted of six junior high school students, one high school boy and a 20-year-old construction worker named Isamu Kudo. The youths are believed to have become acquainted at school and at a local games arcade. All members of the group have admitted the charges of assault and theft.
One boy was quoted by police as saying, "We wanted money to have fun, so we went hunting for old men."© Compiled from news reports