Police in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 26-year-old man over the assault and robbery of a 16-year-old girl as she walked home last month.
According to police, Atsushi Tsunoda approached the girl as she was walking home after finishing her part-time job at around 10:45 p.m. on Aug 9, Fuji TV reported. He hit the girl from behind with a hammer-like tool and then stole her watch and her tote bag containing her wallet with 10,000 yen in it.
Police said the girl suffered a fractured skull which will require about three months to recover from.
Tsunoda, who has admitted to the charge, was identified through street surveillance camera footage, police said.© Japan Today