A luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo was robbed by a group of masked teenagers who managed to steal watches worth around 100 million yen in just 10 minutes. According to reports, the Japanese police have apprehended suspects and are currently investigating the incident.
The robbery took place at 6:15 pm on the previous day at the Rolex store in Ginza, where three masked teenagers threatened a male employee with a weapon before breaking display cases and stealing over 100 items, including wristwatches.
Despite onlookers filming the incident with their smartphones, the robbers fearlessly packed the stolen items into a black bag and threatened a woman who tried to close the store’s door, saying they would “kill her.”
After committing the crime, the robbers fled in a white van arranged by their accomplices. Eyewitnesses managed to capture the van’s license plate, which turned out to be rented from a car rental company.
The amateurish yet daring robbery has gained significant attention in Japan, with some eyewitnesses initially mistaking it for a movie or TV show scene. Subsequently, the police traced the rented van to a house in Akasaka, about three kilometers from the scene of the robbery, and arrested four men in different clothes than those they wore during the robbery.
Of the four suspects, three admitted to trespassing the Akasaka house, while one denied the charge. Police revealed that the suspects are all male teenagers between 16 to 19 years old, residing in Yokohama, and are currently analyzing the smartphones seized from two of them.
Furthermore, investigators discovered a black bag containing around 30 wristwatches near the rental van and are conducting further investigations.
The police disclosed that the suspects claimed to not know each other, but their age and residential proximity have led investigators to believe they are connected. The police continue to investigate the case to uncover the relationship between the suspects and the motive behind the robbery.