A 49-year-old woman walking home suffered a broken right arm after she was knocked down by a man trying to steal her handbag in Tokyo's Nakano Ward, police said Sunday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. Saturday in Matsugaoka. Sankei Shimbun reported that the woman was pushed down from behind by a man whom she did not know. The man tried to grab her handbag but the woman held on tight and the man fled empty-handed.
Police said the woman suffered a broken arm that will take about a month to heal.
The assailant is described as being young, with brown hair and was dressed in white. Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.© Japan Today