Police said Friday that they have arrested a man in Tochigi Prefecture for stealing underwear from the home of a female high school student. According to media reports, the man, identified as 24-year-old Naoya Nomoto, has been arrested before on similar charges.
Nomoto, a part-time factory worker, befriended the girl by cell phone email before asking for her home address, Nikkan Sports reported. Police say the girl emailed Nomoto her address. Police allege he illegally entered her home and stole 18 pairs of underwear.
A search was conducted of Nomoto's home where police found around 280 items of underwear, according to Nikkan. Police are currently investigating the likelihood that he has committed other similar thefts.© Japan Today