A man in his 50s was apprehended early Thursday morning together with a two-year-old boy who had been kidnapped from a supermarket in Higashi-Kurume City on Wednesday night, police said.
According to police, on Wednesday just after 7 p.m. the boy's father noticed his son was nowhere to be seen and called police. Authorities suspected the boy had been kidnapped, and began an undercover search. About 12 hours later, the child was discovered at JR Tanabata Station in Tokyo's Kita Ward together with a man in his 50s.
The man, who was taken to Tanashi police station, told police that he took the boy "because he was so cute."© News reports