A 19-year-old woman was attacked from behind by a man and robbed as she was on her way home in Sakado, Saitama Prefecture, on Monday morning.
According to police, the woman had finished her part-time job and was walking home at around 2:30 a.m. when the incident occurred, Fuji TV reported. The woman told police the man came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth, then started hitting her in the face and chest.
The woman was quoted by police as saying the man, whom she did not know, stole 10,000 yen and her cell phone and then fled. Police said the woman sustained some bruises in the struggle.
The assailant is described as being in his late 40s or early 50s, about 170 cms tall and was wearing a black polo shirt and half-length jeans.© Japan Today