A police officer has been arrested after breaking into an apartment in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, and stealing a video camera, cash and other items worth 130,000 yen.
According to prefectural police, the incident occurred on the morning of Oct 29, TV Asahi reported. The suspect has been identified as Takahiro Hayashi, a 35-year-old patrol officer from the Ueno Police Department in Tokyo.
Late in the afternoon of Nov 3, a fellow police officer, investigating a report of an intruder jumping from the balcony of an apartment, came across Hayashi in a park, police said. Hayashi revealed his identity and left. But the officer felt something was wrong and followed Hayashi home and waited outside, TV Asahi reported.
The officer saw Hayashi leave his house with the stolen goods and detained him as he was putting them in his car.© Japan Today