• Kyodo


Police arrested a prison guard from Maebashi Prison in Gunma Prefecture on suspicion of snatching a sports bag from a female pedestrian in the city of Shizuoka late Thursday.

Kenji Tsukamoto, 28, allegedly grabbed the bag from the 25-year-old woman as she was walking home at around 9:10 p.m. from a gym in the Hontori district. The bag contained 18,000 yen in cash, a wallet and other personal belongings. She was not hurt.

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