A 19-year-old girl has been arrested for robbing a taxi driver in Shiwa, Iwate Prefecture, police said Monday.
According to TV Asahi, the suspect -- who cannot be named because she is a minor -- has no job and no permanent address. She allegedly threatened the 60-year-old taxi driver with a knife and demanded money on the evening of Nov 27. Police said she got away with a little over 20,000 yen, but left the wig she was wearing in the taxi.
Police believe the girl may also be implicated in the theft of several 10,000 yen bills at a Morioka City shopping center that took place on Saturday, TV Asahi reported. The girl has admitted to stealing from the taxi driver, but police say her motive for the crime is unclear.© Japan Today