Tokyo police said, 'It is an outrageous act'
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In one of the cases, a woman, 77, lost 240,000 yen, police said
Suspect told police, 'My cash had run out, and I needed to do something'
Suspect told police, 'I did it because I wanted to cover living expenses'
Woman told police that she lied about the robbery so that she could keep the money 'to repay debt'
Suspect denies the allegations, police said
Suspect told police, 'I thought about a way to earn money easily'
Suspect told police, 'I aimed at elderly persons as it is too much of a bother for them to chase me'
Suspect is believed to have pedaled a bicycle to commit at least 30 thefts throughout the capital since July
Woman held on to her purse as truck driven by suspect barreled though a residential district in Katsushika Ward