Police in Niigata city have arrested a family of three on suspicion of theft after they allegedly stole groceries from a supermarket. The three have been identified as Saichi Sato, 67, his wife Kazue, 64, and their son Takeshi, 45, all residents of Kita Ward.
The shoplifting occurred at around 4:35 p.m. on August 4, Sankei Shimbun reported. The trio reportedly stole eight items of groceries worth about 1,750 yen. An employee who noticed the incident detained Saichi and his wife, but Takeshi ran out of the store. He was arrested at the family home the next morning.
Police said all three were receiving welfare at the time of the theft. Following their arrest, they have admitted to the charge, police said, adding that they are questioning them about other reported cases of shoplifting in the area.© Japan Today