In May, the Tokyo District Court sentenced an 5-year-old defendant accused of robbery and other crimes as a perpetrator of a robbery in which masked men broke into a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo, and robbed him of approximately 3 million yen, to four years and six months in prison for "a bold, dangerous, and vicious crime."
In May, an unemployed 18-year-old defendant living in Yokohama City was charged with robbery and other crimes for breaking into a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo, wearing a mask with a group of teenage men and robbing 5 items, worth about 10 million yen.
In her ruling on May 25, Tokyo District Court Judge Maruka Hiruta said, "It was a bold, dangerous, and vicious crime, such as breaking a showcase with a bar in a busy downtown area with a lot of traffic during the day.
Citing that all stolen watches and other items had been recovered and a settlement had been reached with the employee, he sentenced him to four years and six months in prison against a request for seven years in prison, stating that "a prison sentence is unavoidable even considering mental immaturity and other factors."
This is the first time that the defendant and two teenagers have been accused of robbery and other crimes as perpetrators of this case, and this is the first time that a sentence has been handed down.