Police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of stealing an earthquake relief donation box in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, on Friday night. The suspect, identified as Tadashi Nagasaki, 46, allegedly stole the plastic collection box containing around 3,000 yen from the counter of a convenience store at around 11 p.m. He was identified by security cameras and later arrested in Kanazawa.
During questioning, Nagasaki was quoted by police as saying, "I didn't have any money and needed it for living expenses."
Police are questioning Nagasaki about a series of similar thefts that took place in convenience stores in neighboring cities such as Tonami.© Compiled from news reports