A Romanian boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder-robbery after he was apprehended Thursday near the site where a 22-year-old woman was killed in the Kichijoji district of Musashino, Tokyo.
The 17-year-old boy reportedly admitted stabbing and robbing a restaurant employee who lived near the crime scene.
He explained that “stabbing her was simpler than threatening her” and that he needed her money “as I spent all mine at the arcade.”
He approached the 22-year-old woman who lived near him and was returning from a local convenience store one night, followed her and then stabbed her in the back, inflicting a 17 cm deep wound which proved fatal.
After the crime he “spent some time at a manga cafe waiting for there to be less people about.”