A 16-year-old boy fell to his death from the third level of a shopping center in Yokohama, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred at around noon on Saturday at Lalaport Yokohama. Fuji TV reported that the boy was running after being suspected of shoplifting an item in a clothing shop.
A shop employee and a security guard chased the boy for about 300 meters before he climbed over a one-meter barrier on the third floor terrace.
The boy then fell about 12 meters. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.
No stolen items were found on the boy or in his bag, police said.© Japan Today