Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 30-year-old police officer on suspicion of stealing 50,000 yen from the home of a 78-year-old woman whose home he was at in response to an emergency call.
The officer, identified as Takuma Ishikawa, is assigned to the Higashimatsuyama Police Station's community affairs division, Fuji TV reported.
According to prefectural police authorities, on Oct 3 at around 4 p.m., the woman phoned police from her home in Yoshimi, saying she was unable to remove the key from her front door. Ishikawa went to her home to help her. After the key problem was resolved, upon the woman’s request, Ishikawa checked the inside of the home to make sure everything was OK, went outside and came back in. The woman realized that an envelope containing cash was missing from a small storage compartment in the kitchen and questioned the officer about it. When he denied any knowledge of it, she insisted he call his boss, which he did.
The missing envelope was discovered under the seat of on Ishikawa's motorcycle by his superior officer. Police said Ishikawa has admitted to taking the money.© Japan Today