Ibaraki police said Thursday they have arrested a Tochigi man for allegedly breaking into girls’ high schools in three prefectures and stealing underwear and school uniforms. According to a report on TV Asahi, the thief’s three-year spree covered Ibaraki, Tochigi and Saitama prefectures. Police said the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Hiroki Hosojima, may have stolen as many as 1,500 separate clothing items. Police arrested Hosojima in connection with a school break-in last May and discovered the stolen items at his home over the course of their investigation.
The victim, a 22-year-old woman, realized her underpants were missing from a drying tumbler in a coin laundromat in Fukuoka, western Japan.
When she saw Hirano get into a car parked outside, she reported the licence plate number to police, Kyodo News reported.
"At first glance, I knew ‘she’ was a ‘he,’" she reportedly told police.
via Japan blind-school teacher in drag arrested for panty theft.
Kenichi Ikeda of the city of Nagasaki has carried around three bags and a secret he could not tell his family at home — inside the bags were hundreds of women’s undergarments that he had stolen over 10 years, police said.
Police arrested the 36-year-old truck driver, who allegedly had stolen about 260 pairs of women’s underwear and kept them in bags behind the driver’s seat of his truck. “I couldn’t leave them home because I have a wife and children,” Ikeda was quoted as saying by police.
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