A 50-year-old assistant inspector has been arrested after he was seen shoplifting in a supermarket near JR Chiba Station. Chiba prefectural police told a news conference on Monday that the officer, who has been identified as Tatsuo Kanno, was seen by a store security guard putting a Japanese leek, beef jerky and other items into his bag. Police say the stolen goods had a total value of around 1,500 yen.
The security guard alerted the police, at which point Kanno tried to flee the scene. However, he was soon caught by the police and confessed to the crime, the prefectural police official said.© Japan Today