Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday that 97 faucets were stolen from four schools early Wednesday morning.
According to TV Asahi, police were notified after school officials discovered the theft at around 6 a.m. Wednesday. In one case, 21 faucets attached to a long sink at the playgrounds were stolen. The schools were all within three kilometers of each other.
A brand new faucet costs about 3,000 yen. According to police, there is a high possibility that the faucets were stolen to be resold.
Police said they are studying security camera footage to try and identify the thieves.© Japan Today