Police in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of raping and robbing a woman in a car in the parking lot of a shopping mall on Sept 7.
According to police, the suspect, Noriyoshi Namekawa, a part-time hotel employee who resides in Hokota City, met the woman who is in her 30s, on an Internet dating site and arranged to meet up with her at the shopping mall parking lot, Fuji TV reported Thursday.
Police said Namekawa forced the woman into his car and bound her hands and feet, assaulted her and stole her wallet which had about 120,000 yen in cash. He also punched the woman in the face, police said.
Namekawa has confessed to the crime and police are questioning him about his involvement in other similar crimes.© Japan Today