Pair suspected in robberies of Tokyo realtors -- Apr 14
TOKYO (TR) – A man and his foster mother are suspected in a pair of robberies targeting realtors in the capitol last month, police have revealed, reports the Sankei Shimbun

According to the Fukagawa Police Station, the suspects are Wakana Hachinohe, 48, and his foster mother, 56-year-old Kazuko.

At around 3:30 p.m. on March 19, Hachinohe allegedly thrust a knife in front of a female real estate agent while she showed them an apartment in Koto Ward.

“Hand over your valuables,” he said before slashing the agent in the right hand. He then grabbed her bag containing 200 yen and her bank card. Meanwhile, his accomplice, Kazuko, obtained the agent’s personal identification number.

Upon his arrest, Hachinohe admitted to the allegations. “We did this two or three times, always targeting female realtors,” he said.

Police suspect that the pair was also behind the robbery of another agent in Edogawa Ward on March 30. -

時折うなずきながら警察署から出てきた男と、警察車両の中で正面を見つめ続ける女。 強盗致傷の疑いで逮捕された八戸若奈容疑者(48)と、養母の和子容疑者(56)。 犯行前、親子は、「おなかすいた。これからどうするの」、「強盗するしかない」と話したという。 2人は3月、東京・江東区にあるマンションの内覧を申し込む。 案内にやってきたのは、不動産会社の女性が1人。 - FNNプライムオンライン