Police officer nabbed for allegedly stealing luxury watches

Kyodo -- Jun 03
A 23-year-old police officer was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing luxury watches and a ring worth a total of about 10 million yen ($91,400) from a house in the central Japan prefecture of Mie, police said.

Takuma Iwanaga is suspected of breaking into the house of a company executive in the town of Komono and stealing the items on Tuesday morning, police said, adding that he has admitted to the charges.

Iwanaga, who belongs to the criminal affairs division of a local police station, apparently targeted the house after having visited it about two years ago as part of an investigation, according to the police.

The officer told the police he had a debt of some 2 million yen from a car purchase and made away with the watches and the ring to pay off the amount he owed. - Kyodo

窃盗事件などを担当する三重県警の刑事課の巡査が住宅に侵入し、高級腕時計など1,000万円相当を盗んだとして逮捕された。 - FNNプライムオンライン