Police in Chiba are investigating a series of thefts at two high schools in which 80 students were robbed of a total of ¥360,000.
According to police, around midday on Wednesday, a number of students at Chiba West High School located in Mihama Ward, reported having had the money they intended to use for lunch, stolen from their bags which had been left in their classrooms, TV Asahi reported. In all, 51 students reported losses of about ¥210,000.
In a similar incident the same day at Kemigawa High School located approximately 1.5 km away from Chiba West, 29 students reported having had their lunch money stolen while they were away from the classroom on break. The losses amounted to ¥150,000.
Police said that at both schools, all the students affected were third year students, and the incidents both occurred during a period of the morning when the classrooms were empty.© Japan Today