• Kyodo


A Vietnamese woman arrested in September on suspicion of theft had shoplifted around ¥28 million ($256,000) worth of goods at numerous drugstores in Tokyo and nine other prefectures over the past year, police said Tuesday.

The police suspect that 21-year-old Nguyen Thi Phuong Uyen stole around 8,300 cosmetics products and other items in 161 shoplifting cases since October last year.

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