TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police are seeking the help of the public in locating a man suspected of swindling an elderly woman out of 5 million yen earlier this year, reports TBS News (Oct. 3).
In August, the woman, a 86-year-old resident of Minato Ward, received a telephone call from a person claiming to be her son who falsely claimed that he had had a bank check stolen and needed 5 million yen.
The suspect then collected 5 million yen in cash from the woman at her residence.
An image released by police shows the suspect wearing a short-sleeve shirt and glasses. Believed to be in his 30s, he was also seen carrying a bag over his shoulder.
Persons with information on the case are advised to call the Akasaka Police Station at 03-3475-0110.