Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Bag-snatching suspect arrested after pursuer takes photo of his bike license plate"

From Japan Today, 6/23/15:

Police in Osaka said Monday they have arrested a 45-year-old office worker on suspicion of snatching a woman’s handbag as she walked along a street.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Taro Muramoto, approached the 64-year-old-woman on his minibike as she was walking with her husband in Chuo Ward at around 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported.

After the suspect grabbed the woman’s handbag, the couple yelled out at him. A man on a bicycle chased after the minibike, but before it could speed away, he used his smartphone to take a photo of the minibike’s license plate.

Police said they identified Muramoto from the license plate. Muramoto has denied the charge, police said.

Source: http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/bag-snatching-suspect-arrested-after-pursuer-takes-photo-of-his-bike-license-plate

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