A man was arrested on suspicion of stealing more than 700 pieces of women's underwear from coin laundromats

According to the Beppu City Police, they discovered 730 pieces of women's clothing in Tetsuo Urata's 56-year-old home. Beppu City Police Office
Japanese police arrested a 56-year old man for stealing 730 pieces underwear from women.

After Tetsuo Urata, a 21-year old college student, accused him of stealing her underwear at a laundry facility, Tetsuo was arrested and taken to police headquarters.

According to local police, they have not confiscated "so many panties" in years.

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Beppu, a southern Japanese city, has arrested a man for stealing 730 pieces from coin laundries.

An unnamed female student at college aged 21 was the first to alert authorities. She accused Tetsuo Urrata, 56, and took six pairs of her underwear to a laundromat in August 24. Local news station Abema TV reported that Urata had been arrested.

Urata was greeted by the police at his doorstep. They found 730 pieces underwear in his apartment. According to Yahoo Japan News, Urata was arrested and admitted to having stolen the underwear.

Abema TV was told by a spokesperson for the Beppu police department that they have not confiscated so many panties in years.

According to MSN Japan, the Beppu police are continuing their investigation into the incident.

In Japan, there have been a number of high-profile cases in which men have snatched women's underwear. Takahiro Kubo (30 years old), an electrician was arrested in March for stealing 424 swimsuits and underwear from teenage girls. A resident of Saga caught him trying to steal a swimsuit from a clothesline.

According to local news outlet Japan Today, police in Oita Prefecture arrested Toru Adachi (40) on suspicion of stealing 10 pairs of women's underwear at a coin laundry. When they searched Adachi's house, the police found more than 1,100 pieces of underwear for women kept in futon bags.

The theft of underwear is also a common crime in the US. According to the Associated Press, more than 400 panties were found in the Alabama home of John Thomas Uda (27). According to the Daily Beast, Uda was also accused in 2019 of stealing underwear from laundromats.

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