A 35-year-old police officer, stationed at a koban (police box) in front of Tokyo Station, has been arrested on suspicion of theft after he stole a wallet that had been handed in as a lost-and-found item.
According to police, Atsushi Kugaya was on duty at the koban on Saturday afternoon at around 4 p.m. when the wallet was handed in, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police said Kugaya has admitted that he didn’t report receiving the wallet, which had 40,000 yen in it. Instead, he took it home.
The case came to light later in the day, when the owner of the lost wallet, a man in his 70s, made inquiries at the koban.
On Sunday, the Marunouchi police department issued an apology, expressing regret that a police officer had betrayed the trust of the public.© Japan Today