• Kyodo


A 55-year-old man suspected of more than 400 thefts has been arrested and sent to prosecutors in connection with four of the incidents, Ibaraki Prefectural Police said Tuesday.

Akira Nemoto was arrested in October when officers patrolling the town of Iwase, Ibaraki Prefecture, saw him breaking into a house, according to investigators. The suspect tried to flee but was apprehended.

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