15 teen gang members arrested for assault
Police said Tuesday they have arrested 15 members of a Tokyo bike gang for allegedly attacking two teenage boys with metal bats.
According to police, the youths, all aged 16 or 17, are believed to be members of the Hachioji Bosozoku gang, TV Asahi reported. They were arrested Monday over an incident that took place in May in Tachikawa, when two high school boys were hit with metal bats and seriously injured.
Police said the victims had been members of the gang and were being berated for wearing their helmets the wrong way when the assault took place.
Police believe that since May, the gang has been attempting to “seize control” of the Tama area in western Tokyo. Since that time, police say the gang members have reportedly been responsible for a litany of crimes in the area.