On Monday, Aichi Prefectural Police accused Shiken Taniguchi of entering an apartment in Midori Ward by smashing a window and stealing 20,000 yen in cash sometime between May 3 and 5. The suspect has admitted to committing more than 50 such burglaries.
Taniguchi also confessed to about 40 thefts of women’s underwear in Midori since April of last year. A search of the residence of the suspect, located in Tempaku Ward, revealed about 700 pairs of women’s undergarments, including bras and panties.
“I wanted women’s underwear, so I stole them,” the suspect was quoted by police, according to Nikkan Sports (May 15).