Police are looking for a woman who is suspected of being involved in 20 purse-snatching cases in Tokyo. In all cases, the suspect has been described as being a young woman with long hair and wearing a long one-piece dress, police said.
In the latest incident, which occurred at around 2 p.m. Friday in Tokyo's Suginami Ward, a woman in her 60s was walking along the sidewalk when suddenly a young woman on a bike rode up behind her and attempted to steal her bag, Fuji TV reported. However, the woman was holding onto her bag securely under her right arm, and the would-be thief wasn't able to grab it, and fled from the scene.
According to Tokyo metropolitan police, there have been 20 similar cases since Aug 11 in Suginami and neighboring wards. In all cases, the suspect fits the description of the woman involved in the most recent case.© Japan Today