Recently the Mainichi News on-line reported the following:
In respect of the incident about the arrest of the prison escape suspect Li Guolin (40) who had escaped from the Hiroshima prison (Naka-ku, Hiroshima city), it was understood that the Hiroshima Prefecture Police on the 17th had a record of about twenty times of sending telephone message to China using the telephone in the corporate office which Li the suspect had trespassed. Telephone calls up to about ten times were also made in the private house that had been broken in, and there was at least one telephone record which lasted for several minutes. It might be an attempt to contact the Chinese relatives obstinately. Although by the 18th, this incident would be one week one since its happening, it was said that Li the suspect was telling neither the motive nor the escape route; and he was keeping silent to the investigation.
According to Prefecture Police, from the 12th to the 13th, he trespassed upon a private house and a corporate office at the west district of the same city, and it was concluded that he ate and drank, and stole clothing for the escape. The fruit knife he possessed at the time of arrest was stolen from the corporate office.
When Prefecture Police investigated the telephone of that private house and the office, they checked the using history of the system that connected with overseas by way of a domestic connection point, and confirmed a total of about 40 times of usage. From the independent room where suspect Li was imprisoned, although two letters seen to have been sent from relatives were gone, at the time of his arrest, he was in possession of no letter nor memos which recorded the contact address.
It was understood from the Prefecture Police that prison security camera which was about 300 meters northeast of the prison had, on the 11th at 10.42 am, and then at 43 minutes, captured the image of a person believed to be Li the suspect. The image that Li the suspect had overcome an inner wall was seen in the prison surveillance camera at 10:30, and Li's absence was checked by the roll call conducted at the same hour at 40 minutes. It was concluded that the escape was performed roughly within that 10 minutes, and the Prefecture Police was investigating the detailed steps.
The successful closure of this incident shows that the Japanese police is an effective force.