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Man sought in attempted mugging of woman in Edogawa

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police are hunting for a man who attempted to mug a woman at an apartment building in Edogawa Ward on Sunday, reports TV Asahi (June 8).

At around 4:30 p.m., police received a distress call about a “woman screaming for help.”

According to police, a man, believed to be in his 60s, unknown to the woman approached her and said that he would like “to borrow 15,000 yen until tomorrow morning.”

A man attempted to mug a woman in Edogawa Ward on Sunday (Twitter)

After the woman declined, he pulled out a knife, which caused the woman to scream. The man then fled the scene empty-handed.

The woman was uninjured, police said.

The man was wearing blue jeans and a white breathing mask.