Police said Friday they have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of robbing a convenience store after he returned to the crime scene to apologize.
Katsutoshi Ozaki, a company employee from Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward, is accused of robbing a convenience store in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, on July 20. According to police, at the time of the robbery, he had pointed a knife at the store clerk, tied his hands and feet, and stole 1.75 million yen from the store’s safe. He then fled the scene and had remained at large despite police efforts to find him.
The manhunt, however, changed drastically when Ozaki, apparently regretting his actions, returned to the convenience store at 11 p.m. on Wednesday to apologize to the staff, Fuji TV reported.
The convenience store staff contacted police and Ozaki was arrested on the spot.
Ozaki was quoted by police as saying that he desperately needed money to repay his debts, but was sorry for what he had done and wanted to apologize to the store staff.© Japan Today