Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash.
According to police, three of the four suspects, all 17-year-old boys and employed in waterproofing construction work, and one of the boy's mother, a 41-year-old food service employee, were arrested over the robbery which took place in July, TBS reported.
Police quoted the woman's son as saying that his mother told him one day about her difficulties repaying debts that had accrued, after which the boy got together with his friends and planned to rob someone in order procure the money needed.
When the woman heard about the plan, she drove the three boys to the train station and waited for them to rob someone. Police said all four suspects have admitted to the charge.© Japan Today