Police in Yokohama have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of threatening a teenage girl with a knife and attempting to rob her in February.
According to police, the incident occurred as the girl was walking home from high school on the night of Feb 20 in Midori Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said Shinichi Ogasawara, a dispatch worker who lives in Ebina, Kanagawa Prefecture, approached the girl from behind, threatened her with a knife and demanded she hand over money and any items of value she had.
The girl resisted and Ogasawara fled empty-handed. The girl was not hurt.
Police said Ogasawara, who was arrested on Thursday, has admitted to the charge. He surfaced as a suspect after an examination of street surveillance camera footage showed him in the area at the time of the incident.
Police said they are are also questioning Ogasawara about a number of incidents in the same area this year in which a man committed lewd acts in front of young women walking along streets at night.© Japan Today
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Good work by the police in tracking this low life down.
Scared as much as she had to be, she still stood up to the guy. This time she was lucky.
School kids are not known to carry much money. Likely something more sinister was planned by this guy.
At least some have more in a few hours than a dispatch worker in a whole week. lol
Find him a bed at the closest mental clinic and get him treated, LOL
*"Police said they are are also questioning Ogasawara about a number of incidents in the same area this year in which a man committed lewd acts in front of young women walking along streets at night."*
Good on her for resisting him.
I agree, but I am on the fence on "resisting" an attacker who is demanding money. Can not make any judgements in this case, and fortunately it turned out ok, yet sometimes it would be the smarter move to just hand over the cash, rather than get hurt or worse.
If he is dumb enough to to pull a knife on a young girl he is also dumb enough not to think of that.
Good to hear he is arrested.
Still way safer than other countries.
Too many of these bounders about carrying knives these days. But don’t be too concerned everyone, it’s not prolific like in som places.
what I always wonder about the many cases of miscreants caught via 'surveillance camera footage' is..... how do the police actually identify the people? anyone know how that works.
This guy must've been a real loser if he couldn't even intimidate the girl into handing over her money.