An elderly lady was punched in the face by a man and robbed of the 6 million yen she had just withdrawn from the bank on Thursday afternoon in Tokyo's Nakano Ward, police said.
According to police, the 75-year-old woman was walking down the street when a man suddenly pointed at the small bag she was carrying and said "This, this," before punching her in the face several times and fleeing with the bag.
The woman told police the man was Caucasian. "I paused for a second when he spoke to me because I didn't know him, and the next thing I knew, he was hitting me. Then he took my bag and ran," she was quoted as saying.
The thief is said to be about 175 cm tall and was wearing a navy-colored business suit. Police believe he followed the woman from the bank and was waiting for an opportune moment to rob her.© News reports