Police in Yokohama have arrested a 34-year-old suspect on suspicion of stealing the wallet of a man who was sleeping in a train station parking lot in July.
The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. on July 11 in the parking lot near Tsunashima Station in Kohoku Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. A 48-year-old male company employee from Tokyo was snoozing after missing his stop on the train.
Police allege Shohei Tamura, a company employee from Yokohama City, stole the wallet containing 5,500 yen and the victim’s driver’s license, as well as other personal items, from his bag.
According to police, the unsuspecting victim was intoxicated at the time. He noticed that his wallet was missing 20 minutes after the theft.
Tamura was later identified as the suspect when nearby surveillance camera footage showed him lifting the wallet from the man’s bag.© Japan Today