OKAYAMA (Kyodo) A 29-year-old Ehime detective whose duties mainly involve investigating theft was arrested Thursday for allegedly snatching a woman’s purse in the city of Okayama after two high school students collared him, police said Friday.

Sgt. Naofumi Nomura is suspected of snatching a purse that contained about ¥10,000 in cash from a 75-year-old woman around 7:50 p.m. Thursday, according to the Okayama Prefectural Police.

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