Two boys detained for snatching bags from women
Police in Tokyo said Friday they have detained two junior high school boys for allegedly snatching bags from women during a 4-hour spree in Hachioji on Oct 15.
According to a report on Fuji TV, the boys, aged 14 and 15, rode a bicycle and would come up behind women and snatch their handbags. Police said they did this to three women between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Oct 15.
Two of the victims were women aged 61 and 70. In the third case, the boys tried to grab the bag from a 24-year-old woman. The woman held on and fell down, twisting her leg, Fuji TV reported.
Police quoted the boys as saying they wanted the money to go to Tokyo Disneyland. They stole 18,000 yen from the first two women, police said.