A 62-year-old woman was robbed of about 400,000 yen by a man who snatched her bag while she was walking home in Chiba City.
Police said the incident occurred at around 9:45 p.m. Friday in Wakaba Ward. The woman was walking along the street when a man on a bicycle came up behind her and grabbed her bag and rode off, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman tried to hang onto her bag but lost her grip and fell down. She was not injured, police said.
The woman, who is a company employee, told police she often carried large sums of money in her bag.
According to the woman’s description, the man was chubby, had short hair and was dressed all in black.© Japan Today