TOKYO (TR) – For the past three months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have sought a seductress believed to be responsible for the drugging and robbing of multiple men in the metropolis over the last two years.
The search for the woman, who introduced herself to her victims as “voice actress Aiko,” ended on Monday afternoon with the arrest of 30-year-old Ikki Jin, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 7).
Officers took the resident of Suginami Ward into custody for lacing an alcoholic drink consumed by a 23-year-old male with a sleeping powder and robbing him of a total of 350,000 yen in cash and valuables after meeting him near JR Okubo Station early on February 27.
Using similar methods, Jin is believed to have swindled a 32-year-old man employed in the real estate industry out of 57,000 yen in cash and a wristwatch (valued at 500,000 yen) on December 14. Four months later, police released footage from a security camera of the woman as she shopped with the victim inside a convenience store.
Other male victims residing in a number of different parts of the city subsequently came forward, with each claiming to have been conned by a woman who said she was a voice actress named “Aiko.”
Police believe Jin, who was taken into custody after being identified while collecting a payment at a Suginami Ward welfare office, has carried out the same crime on over 10 male victims since June of 2012.
Jin has reportedly denied the allegations. “I don’t recall anything,” she is quoted by police.
In the released security footage, the suspect can been seen wearing brown boots and a leopard print hat. A search of the Jin’s residence revealed no items matching that description. Police have also been unable to find sleeping powder in the possession of the suspect.
However, a DNA analysis of material left behind at the scene of the crime in February proved to be consistent with that of Jin.