A woman in her 20s was attacked by a man who stole her underwear while she was walking home in Wako, Saitama Prefecture, police said.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. Thursday. Fuji TV reported that the woman told police that a man came up behind her, grabbed her, put one hand up her skirt and pulled down her underwear and then ran away.
The woman was shaken but otherwise not injured, police said, adding there was no one else in the vicinity at the time.
The assailant, whom the woman said she did not know, is described as being in his 20s or early 30s, about 170 cms tall and chubby.
Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.© Japan Today