Police said Thursday they have arrested a health care worker for allegedly stealing 5,800 500-yen coins from a friend's home in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Kyosuke Yamamoto, 33, allegedly stole a total of 2.9 million yen from the 59-year-old logistics worker's home, Sankei Shimbun reported. The stolen coins apparently weighed around 40.6 kilograms.
The two men had been friends since attending a technical school together, and Yamamoto had been living there since October. On Dec 12, Yamamoto apparently smashed a glass case containing the coins when he thought his friend was not home. About 3.8 million yen in small change was left at the scene.© Japan Today