Man arrested for stabbing real estate agent while being shown apartment
Japan Today -- Apr 27
A 24-year-old unemployed man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after he stabbed a 23-year-old woman, who works for a real estate agency, while she was showing him an apartment in Yokohama on Saturday.

Police said the suspect, Yuki Nishiyama, of no fixed address, was found in Ibaraki Prefecture on Saturday night, driving the car he had stolen from the real estate agent, Chiaki Hayashi, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Hayashi, who lives in Kawasaki, told police she had shown a man an apartment that he requested to see, and that he stabbed her while they were in the apartment. He stole her handbag containing cash and fled in the real estate agency's car used by Hayashi who managed to stagger outside.

A passerby saw Hayashi lying on the sidewalk and called 110. She had been stabbed in the back and chest. Police said she was in a stable condition on Sunday.

25日、神奈川・横浜市で、不動産会社の女性社員が刺された事件で、女性と部屋を内覧していた男が逮捕された。 強盗殺人未遂の疑いで逮捕されたのは、無職の西山優希容疑者(24)。 西山容疑者は25日夕方、横浜市旭区のアパートの室内で、不動産会社社員の23歳の女性を刺して、現金数千円入りのカバンなどを奪った疑いが持たれていて、女性は重傷。 西山容疑者は、この不動産会社に客として訪れ、女性と一緒に部屋を内覧中に襲っていて、女性が運転してきた会社の車で、そのまま逃走していた。 そして、25日夜遅くに茨城県内の施設に出頭し逮捕されたもので、調べに対して、「金などを奪おうと思った。アパートを借りるつもりはなかった」と供述していて、警察が事件の経緯を調べている。
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