KANAGAWA (TR) – Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly stole the wallet of the president of a company interviewing him for a job in Yokohama, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 21).
On the evening of November 10, Shogo Takeda, allegedly stole the wallet, which contained 50,000 yen in cash, from the president’s bag during the interview at the company, an elevator maintenance firm based in Seya Ward.
Takeda, who has been charged with theft, admits to the allegations. “I wanted to work [at that company], but I needed money,” the suspect is quoted by officers from the Seya Police Station.
The president tipped off police about the theft after he noticed the wallet was missing once the interview had finished.
Only the president and Takeda were present during the interview. It is suspected that the suspect committed the crime when the president’s attention was diverted momentarily.
Police apprehended the suspect via the phone number and address included in his resume that he had submitted to the company.