An assistant police inspector was arrested after he was caught red-handed stealing women's clothing from a members-only shopping center in Higashinari, Osaka, on Monday morning, Osaka prefectural police said.
According to police, Jiro Oe, 53, was caught taking merchandise from the 6th floor women's department of the store. He was observed putting the items in a shopping bag he had carried in and attempting to leave without paying.
Oe, who was off duty at the time, was found with underwear, gloves and other ladies items worth around 22,500 yen. Oe admitted to the crime, telling police, "I've done shopping here before but this is the first time I've stolen anything."© News reports