Alleged killer in China, Interpol told

Japan is seeking via Interpol the arrest of a Chinese man suspected of murdering a 70-year-old Japanese woman in Tokyo last December and then leaving Japan in March, police said Tuesday.

Qi Yuhui, 27, allegedly conspired with another Chinese man, 21-year-old Xu Ning, who was arrested Aug. 18, to break into Hiroko Suzuki’s apartment in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward to steal money around 9 p.m. on Dec. 11.

The two are suspected of killing Suzuki, who came home and confronted them, and made off with about 14,000 yen in cash and credit cards.

Xu was quoted as telling police, “I ran out of money for food and other daily necessities, and at Qi’s suggestion, we targeted a home that looked like it belonged to rich people.” The pair attended the same Japanese language school in Japan.

Qi, from Heilongjiang Province, left Japan for China in March, according to police.