Man steals bag from woman in wheelchair in elevator
Japan Today -- Aug 13
Police in Izumi, Osaka Prefecture, are looking for a man who stole a bag from a 69-year-old woman in a wheelchair in an elevator at the woman's municipal apartment building.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. on Friday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the woman, who was in an electric wheelchair, had gotten into the elevator on the first floor when a man suddenly came in behind her.

When the elevator got to the second floor, on which the woman lives, the man blocked the way out and the door closed again. He pushed the first floor button, and when the elevator door opened on the first floor, the man yanked off the woman's shoulder bag, which contained 9,000 yen. He then fled as the elevator door closed.

News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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