A 31-year-old police officer had his bag containing handcuffs stolen while investigating an adult entertainment business in Ueno last week, after he ran out of the store to chase a female employee who fled the scene, police said.
The officer, a sergeant based at the Ueno police station in Taito Ward, was investigating the premises at around 2 a.m. on Oct 15 when the woman ran out of the store. The officer chased after the woman, dropping his bag - which contained two pairs of handcuffs and two ropes used in detaining suspects – on the ground. The officer returned to the scene several minutes later, where numerous people had gathered on the street, but the bag was missing.
A senior officer at the police station said: “We’ll strive to make sure this kind of thing never happens again.”© Wire reports