Police said Saturday they have arrested two youths in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, for stealing 1 million yen from Japanese fast food restaurant chain Sukiya.
The boys, both aged 18, were taken in for questioning following their arrest, at which point they allegedly confessed to the crime, TV Asahi reported.
According to police, they also said they had read online message-boards about theft which informed them that Sukiya was an easy mark. The boys also confessed to planning robberies at other Sukiya branches within the city and in neighboring prefectures, TV Asahi reported.
During police questioning, the boys reportedly told investigators that they had been involved in other robberies since August of this year. A police spokesman was quoted as saying that the boys said they wanted money for having fun and playing pachinko.© Japan Today