Man arrested for string of convenience store robberies
A man who was wanted by police for a string of convenience store robberies in Tokyo has been arrested following a three-month manhunt, police said Thursday.
The man, who has been named as 30-year-old Naoki Imaoka, is accused of stealing 77,000 yen from a Chiyoda Ward convenience store in May. He was caught on security cameras committing two other robberies within the metropolitan area, TV Asahi reported.
Police last week released images taken from the CCTV footage of each robbery. Staff at a manga cafe offered police the information they needed to apprehend Imaoka.