Bystanders who witnessed a man breaking into a car chased him down and apprehended him in Tokyo's Akiruno City, police said Tuesday.
The suspect, identified as Masaaki Kishino, 47, is suspected of stealing a purse containing around 30,000 yen in cash from a car that was parked near an athletics field. The owners of the car saw Kishino break in, and several people gave chase, holding him down until authorities arrived.
According to police, Kishino, who is unemployed, admits to the charges, saying, "I was aiming for places with a lot of people."© News reports