This year, police have received 103 reports of thefts on the Yamanote Line in which the value of lost property totaled ¥2.9 million
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Officer on patrol apprehended the suspect after observing him behaving suspiciously as he repeatedly rode the train back and forth between Shinjuku and Meidaimae stations
Suspect told police, 'With money being scarce, I resorted to pickpocketing'
Suspect allegedly stole a wallet containing ¥300 from the backpack of a second-year high school girl inside a carriage of the JR Tokaido Line
Suspects stole wallets from 3 women in a 2-minute period
Suspect told police, 'I stole it because I wanted money'
Suspect released from prison on May 6; passengers started lodging complaints with police on May 7
Suspect is known within law enforcement circles as 'Bag Master Yamaguchi'
Police found a train timetable and memos including the text 'be bold' and 'seize the day' in his residence
Suspect utilized a technique whereby he had a backpack in front of him such that his hands were hidden as he opened the handbag of the victim