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Tokyo cops find 600 pairs of women’s underwear in residence of suspected thief

Nobuo Amakawa
Nobuo Amakawa

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 39-year-old man suspected in the theft of hundreds of pairs of women’s underwear in the western Tokyo cities of Mitaka and Chofu, reports Fuji News Network (Apr. 18).

In July of 2014, Nobuo Amakawa, a resident of Chofu, allegedly stole two undergarments from a woman, 29, at her apartment in Mitaka after she hung them out to dry. The suspect was apprehended last month during a similar theft at a different woman’s residence in the same city.

Amakawa, who has been charged with theft, admits to the allegations. “I could not control my sexual desire and committed the theft,” police quoted the suspect.

A search of the suspect’s residence in Chofu by police revealed about 600 pairs of women’s underwear.

“I’ve done this more than 100 times over the past three years,” the suspect told police, according to TV Asahi (Apr. 18). “A feeling of satisfaction wraps around me when I steal underwear.”