Two 15-year-old junior high school boys have been arrested on suspicion of beating a 59-year-old woman with a wooden baseball bat during an attempt to steal her handbag in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday as the woman was walking home, Fuji TV reported. The two suspects hit the woman’s buttocks once with a wooden bat, inflicting minor injuries on her.
As one of the boys tried to yank the handbag from her, the woman yelled for help, which prompted the teens to flee the scene on bicycles without taking anything.
The woman called 110 and the two boys were picked up a short time later. Police said the bat was in the basket of one of their bicycles.
Police said they have admitted to the charge and quoted them as saying they attacked the woman to steal her bag.© Japan Today