• Kyodo


A police car was stolen Thursday in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, by a man undergoing questioning by highway patrol officers.

The theft occurred around 4:45 p.m. at a gas station in Beppu’s Minami Tateishi district, where a 37-year-old man was stopped by two Oita highway patrol officers who noticed him riding a minibike without a helmet.

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