Police in Tokyo have arrested a 56-year-old man from Hokkaido on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after he strangled a woman and stole her cash at a hotel in Tokyo.
According to police, Seichi Akahira, whose occupation is unknown, is accused of strangling the woman in her 50s, who is a sex worker, in a hotel room in Taito Ward at around 9:10 p.m. on Sept 10, Fuji TV reported. After repeatedly threatening to kill the woman, Akahira straddled her and strangled her, using both hands. He stopped his assault, stole the woman's cell phone, 83,000 yen in cash and fled.
Police said the woman suffered injuries which will require two weeks to recover from.
Akahira went to Oarai Port in Ibaraki Prefecture to board a ferry to Hokkaido where he was arrested on Wednesday. He was quoted by police as saying he had come to Tokyo many times since the beginning of the year to use the services of the same woman.© Japan Today