Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of stealing 21 underwear items from the apartment of a woman with whom he used to work in 2019.
According to police, Noriaki Horage has admitted to the charge and told police he made a spare key to the woman’s apartment without her knowing about it, Sankei Shimbun reported. The woman, who is in her 50s, used to work with Horage at a manufacturer and distributor of machine components.
Police said Horage secretly took a photo of his coworker’s key and used the serial number to make a spare key. Furthermore, he managed to obtain her address from the company directory.
Police quoted Homage as saying: “I became obsessed with her and I wanted to have some of her underwear.”
Horage is also accused of stealing the woman’s insurance certificate to retrieve personal information and impersonated her by creating a personalized insurance web page.© Japan Today