A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a taxi driver in Nikko and stole cash from the vehicle earlier this month.
According to police, 39-year-old Masahiro Orui got into a taxi outside of JR Utsunomiya Station on Oct 13. He asked the driver to take him to Nikko. After the taxi stopped, Orui allegedly stabbed the driver in the chest with an awl. He then drove the vehicle back to Utsunomiya himself with the driver still inside, finally making off with 44,000 yen.
Police identified Orui through surveillance video footage from a convenience store, and arrested him on the street in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture.© Wire reports