Three men have been arrested for attacking and stealing the wallet of an inebriated salaryman who was on his way home in Tokyo. Police believe the young men have repeatedly committed similar offenses, targeting salarymen under the influence of alcohol.
Arrested for suspicion of robbery were Tatsuya Ikeda, 20, an unemployed man from Adachi Ward, along with two 19-year-old men. On Jan 31 at around 4:30 a.m., the three suspects allegedly assaulted a 45 year-old man on his way home in Katsushika Ward. The man told police the trio threatened him by saying: "Give us your money! What's more important, that or your life?"
The three took the man's wallet containing 124,000 yen. Days later, the victim saw one of the young men near the scene of the crime and tailed him, eventually leading to his arrest. According to police, Ikeda and the other two suspects repeatedly targeted and attacked drunken salarymen. As one suspect admitted during an investigation, "Drunkards just look like trouble, so it's easy to get away."© Wire reports