Tokyo police have arrested a 41-year-old man after he stole the purse of a 24-year-old woman on a train in Tokyo last month. Investigators said the master pickpocket is well known to them as "Shige the train thief."
According to police, the suspect -- Shigeyoshi Takahashi -- is a restaurant manager in Saitama Prefecture. Fuji TV reported that on March 12, Takahashi was in a train on the Saikyo line in Tokyo when he unzipped a shoulder bag belonging to the woman and stole her wallet containing ¥1,000.
Police said Takahashi has been arrested 10 times for pickpocketing in the past. Inside his restaurant office, police said they found approximately 60 brand-name purses and other items.© Japan Today