21-year-old man arrested for robbing convenience store with hammer
Police said Monday that they have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward last Friday.
According to police, the suspect, who has been named as Sho Ichikawa, entered the convenience store at around 4 a.m. and threatened the clerk with a hammer before stealing about 100,000 yen in cash, TBS reported. He then left the hammer on the counter and fled the scene.
Police say Ichikawa was not wearing gloves at the time of the robbery, so investigators were able to lift DNA evidence as well as fingerprints from the hammer which was used to identify him. Ichikawa has confessed to the robbery, TBS quoted police as saying.