Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for stealing a woman's bag and believe he may be linked to more than 100 similar thefts.
According to police, Mayasuki Fuse, who has no job and no fixed address, stole a restaurant delivery scooter and used it to steal a 49-year-old woman's bag on April 24 in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward. TBS quoted police as saying that Fuse rode up behind the woman who was walking to work and snatched her bag which contained approximately 20,000 yen in cash.
Police said Fuse, who was filmed stealing the scooter by surveillance camera footage, was arrested in Saitama Prefecture, after police spotted the stolen scooter. He has admitted to carrying out several thefts in a similar manner in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Chiba and Saitama prefectures since January. Police believe Fuse may have been responsible for more than 100 thefts, in which a total of 10 million yen in cash was stolen.
Fuse was quoted by police as saying he needed money for living expenses and playing pachinko. He has been spending nights in Internet cafes, police said.© Japan Today