TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have apprehended three male Peruvian nationals believed to be behind dozens of burglaries in the metropolitan area, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 11).
On March 11, the trio, including a 21-year-old, allegedly trespassed into a residence in Hachioji City and stole 220,00 yen in cash and 16 pieces of jewelry, including a ring, valued at 976,000 yen.
Two of the suspects deny the charges. However, the third suspect admits to the allegations.
The suspects typically entered a building by using a screwdriver to shatter a pane of glass to gain access to a door lock.
Police believe the suspects had committed approximately 50 robberies in which the value of lost property totals 7.5 million yen in the capital and Kanagawa Prefecture since November of last year.