The Tokyo High Court has recently ordered the detention of a 23-year-old Chilean man acquitted of robbing a jewelry shop and stealing a car.

Having been cleared in May by a court in Nagano Prefecture, Yokohama resident Moraga Reyes Alejandro Andres has been locked up at the Tokyo Detention House, following an appeal against his acquittal.

In explaining its decision, the high court cited concerns that the former electrical engineer could flee or destroy evidence in the leadup to the Oct. 2 start of appeals proceedings.