Robbers arrested in Japanese city may have been recruited online

Japanese police have arrested the last of three men suspected of committing a robbery in northeastern Japan's Fukushima Prefecture late last month. The police believe the three were recruited online.

An elderly husband and wife were attacked at their home in Minamisoma City on February 26. The husband was seriously injured in the assault. The perpetrators also robbed the couple of jewelry and about 100,000 yen, or about 735 dollars.

The three young men were seen near the house by witnesses, and they are suspected of being involved in the robbery.

The police arrested Toki Nagisa on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder in northern Japan's Sapporo City on Monday. The 22-year-old man is unemployed. Toki is believed to be the last of the three suspected robbers.

The police have not revealed whether Toki has admitted that the allegations against him are true.

Two other men were arrested earlier. They are a 20-year-old construction worker from Tokyo's Tama City and his friend, a 20-year-old vocational school student from Hachioji City, which is also in Tokyo.

The police said accounts given by the two suspects, who were arrested earlier, and analyses of their smartphone records, showed that Toki met the two men on the day of the robbery.

Some of the recent robberies in Japan were committed by people who were recruited through social media and other online sites. The sites promise high rewards to people, who are willing to do "shady part-time jobs."