A man who was detained on suspicion of theft escaped from a police hospital in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward on Sunday morning.
According to police, the suspect, a Korean man in his 60s, escaped from the hospital at around 6:45 a.m.
The man was arrested on suspicion of stealing 100,000 yen from a sushi restaurant at around 2:20 a.m. on Aug 13. He broke a collarbone when he jumped from the building while fleeing from police. He had been at the hospital since his detention and was not due to be moved until Aug 22.
Police said he escaped from a toilet on the hospital’s fifth floor while the officer on duty wasn’t looking. He is described as being 180 cms tall and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue pants at the time of his escape. He was last seen getting on a bus near the hospital and getting off at Nakano Station.© Japan Today