In a robbery case in which multiple men broke into a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo, threatened the clerk with knives, stole the merchandise, and fled, four people arrested on suspicion of breaking into an apartment building in Tokyo without permission immediately after made statements to the effect that they did not know each other, according to interviews with investigators. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the suspicion that the four men were involved in the robbery and the possibility that they applied for a "black job" to recruit people to commit crimes.
Men wearing white masks broke into a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo, threatened the clerk with knives, stole the merchandise, and fled in a car.
The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested four people between the ages of 16 and 19 on suspicion of breaking into an apartment building near the place where the car was abandoned, and is investigating their connection to the robbery.
According to those involved in the investigation, after a close examination of the circumstances at the time of the incident, it was confirmed that the men robbed for about two minutes and that the damage was more than 4 wristwatches.
So far, bags containing about 2 wristwatches have been found in the shrubbery near the apartment building where the four people were arrested, but bags containing about 70 watches have been found in the abandoned car, and most of the damaged items stolen from the store have been recovered.
On the other hand, the four people arrested on suspicion of house invasion, etc., all live in Yokohama City, but they made statements to the effect that they did not know each other.
The four men have nothing in common in their occupations, such as high school students, part-time jobs at restaurants, and unemployed, and no connection to their alma maters has been confirmed so far, and the Metropolitan Police Department is analyzing the confiscated mobile phones and investigating the possibility that the four applied for "black jobs" to recruit criminal perpetrators.