Police said Saturday they have arrested a 47-year-old man on multiple larceny charges including one in which he broke into the first floor safe of a home in Kawasaki and stole roughly 15.7 million yen in cash in August.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Takashi Kido, has been living the life of a thief for the past 20 years, but has remained otherwise unemployed.
Fuji TV reported that Kido was apprehended on Oct 21 while trying to burgle a residence. Police searched his house and discovered a container where he had been keeping money he had stolen.
Police quoted Kido as saying he had been stealing for 20 years and that he had no idea how many burglaries he had committed or how much money he had stolen.
Police said they have linked Kido to over 300 cases and that his operations had been particularly focused within Kanagawa Prefecture. His take is estimated at around 50 million yen.© Japan Today