A 24-year-old woman walking home alone was knocked down and had her underwear stolen by a man in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, early Wednesday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. near Tsukuba Station. NTV reported that the woman told police she was walking along when a man grabbed her from behind and demanded she give him her panties. The man knocked her down, removed her underwear and then fled, police said.
The assailant is described as being in his 20s or early 30s, about 170 cms tall and was wearing a black sweater.
Police said they are studying street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.
The woman was shaken but not injured, police said.© Japan Today