The Tokyo Reporter

Tokyo cops: Man tried to steal bag from woman in Asakusa

A man tried to steal a woman’s bag in front of her apartment in Asakusa (TV Asahi)

TOKYO (TR) – Police are hunting for a man who attempted to snatch a woman’s bag in Taito Ward on Sunday, reports TV Asahi (Apr. 16).

Early Sunday morning, the 39-year-old woman was returning home to her apartment in the Asakusa district when the man crept up from behind near the entrance and attempted to steal her bag, police said.

The woman resisted the attack, causing the man to flee the scene. The woman suffered injuries to her neck and hands in the incident.

Police are searching for the suspect, believed to be aged in his 20s or 30s. Standing about 165 centimeters tall, he was last seen wearing black clothing.

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