A 25-year-old unemployed man charged with stealing women’s underwear has been re-arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman and snatching her underwear on a street in Nankoku city, Kochi Prefecture.
According to police, Shoya Imada, assaulted a woman in her 20s by beating her and attempting to suffocate her as she was walking on the street in the evening of Nov 4, Fuji TV reported. Imada then stole her underwear and fled the scene, police said.
The case surfaced while police were investigating Imada on suspicion of stealing female underwear from an apartment and a company’s women's dormitory last October and November.
Police found approximately 600 items of female underwear and clothing at Imada's apartment.© Japan Today