Police in Isehara, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested three 16-year-olds on suspicion of extortion after they allegedly threatened two high school boys, demanding cash and their mopeds.
The three suspects, including one scaffold worker, have all admitted to the charge, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred on Jan 4 along a street in Isehara, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspects picked a fight with two 16-year-old students from Ebina and Atsugi, at around 10 a.m. that lasted for about 45 minutes.
During the altercation, the victims were told to hand over any cash they had on them and had their moped seized. The suspects got away with 103,000 yen in total from the two victims.
Afterwards, the student from Ebina contacted his older brother who asked to meet the three suspects while his friend called police to the scene.© Japan Today