Tatsumi Tateyama, a 48-year-old unemployed man considered the chief suspect in the murder of fourth year Chiba University student Yukari Ogino, 21, was arrested on Wednesday for a third burglary and assault.
Police arrested Tateyama this time for allegedly entering a 61-year-old woman's home in Sakura City in early October, and punching her in the face before taking about 10,000 yen from the woman's purse. The woman's 31-year-old daughter came home, and Tateyama is accused of striking her in the face and taking about 16,000 yen, as well as her cash card.
Police said Tateyama forced the woman to give him her pin number, and that he later withdrew about 550,000 yen from her account.
Tateyama has admitted to the allegations, saying he didn't have any money and that he resorted to threatening people after he couldn't get enough cash from burglarizing empty homes.
Tateyama has already been charged over similar incidents on Nov 17 and Dec 19. He is yet to be charged in the murder of Yukari Ogino, but has admitted to entering her apartment and stealing her cash card.© News reports