Gang robs 66 residences to get money for maid cafes, AKB48 concerts
Police said Sunday they have arrested five men over a series of thefts in at least 66 residences in Tokyo.
The suspects were quoted by police as saying they wanted money to go to maid cafes in Akihabara and AKB48 concerts, TV Asahi reported.
According to to police, the leader of the gang is Yusuke Tazaki, 21, who is unemployed. He was arrested for breaking into a house in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward last December and stealing cash and rings worth 2.1 million yen.
Police said Tazaki formed the “Five Guys” gang with four other boys and that the group has burgled at least 66 households since last October. They are also suspected in several arson cases, TV Asahi reported.