TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday re-arrested a woman believed to be responsible for the drugging and robbing of multiple men in the metropolitan area over the past two years, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Sept. 3).
Officers took Ikki Jin, a 30-year-old resident of Suginami Ward, into custody for dropping a sleeping powder into a drink consumed by a 48-year-old company employee inside a taxi and robbing him of his wristwatch and 50,000 yen in cash on October 17.
After stopping a lodging facility in Shinagawa Ward, the suspect then used the address on the victim’s driver’s license and a key that was also stolen to enter his home in Meguro Ward and take 15,000 yen.
The suspect has reportedly denied the allegations, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sept. 3), saying she has no recollection of the incident.
On July 7, police first took Jin into custody for lacing a 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 in February.
Later in July, police re-arrested Jin, this time accusing her of swindling a 32-year-old man employed in the real estate industry using similar methods in December.
Four months after that crime, police released footage from a security camera of who was thought to be the perpetrator 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 swindled by a woman who introduced herself as “voice actress Aiko.”
Police believe that Jin has carried out the same crime on at least 21 male victims in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture since 2012.