Police in Tokyo said Tuesday they have arrested a 50-year-old man over a theft of a robot toy from an anime goods and manga retailer.
The theft of a Tetsujin-28-go robot toy worth 270,000 yen from the Mandarake store in Tokyo's Nakano Ward on Aug 4 gained nationwide attention after the store posted a message online giving the thief one week to return the stolen item or it would post a photo of his face taken from security camera footage on its homepage.
Under pressure from the police, the store decided not to post the suspect's face on its website.
TV Asahi reported Tuesday that police arrested the man, Kazutoshi Iwama, a part-time worker from Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night. Iwama was quoted as saying he stole the robot toy to sell it because he needed money.
Police said Iwama took the item to a used goods store on Aug 7 and sold it for 64,000 yen. He was identified after the store asked him to show some sort of ID before the transaction.© Japan Today