Two elderly men were arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of robbery resulting in injury, after the manager of a supermarket in Kita Ward of Sapporo City was shot and his premises robbed of more than 300,000 yen late Monday night.
Akinori Kawamura, 55, a used goods recycler, and Masanori Hanakawa, 66, unemployed, are suspected of forcing their way into the supermarket after it closed, shooting the manager with a gun and fleeing in a car.
Police said the pair admit to the charge. They were quoted as saying they wanted money to get by and to enjoy a few other things. Police found a modified handgun, four iron bullets, and a large number of fireworks in Kawamura’s home. According to police, Kawamura said he put the gun together and made the bullets himself.
Kawamura also admitted to his involvement in the robbery of two convenience stores in Kiyota Ward and Higashi Ward in late November.© Wire reports