Man suspected of stealing recorders from Nagoya middle school

tokyoreporter.com -- Jun 10
AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old ma who is suspected of stealing recorders from a middle school in Nagoya, reports Nikkan Sports

Sometime between December 3 and 6, 2018, Fumihiro Otake, a company employee, allegedly stole one recorder belonging to a girl, then 16, from the middle school in Nishi Ward.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of theft on Wednesday, Otake admitted to the allegations, the Nishi Police Station said.

According to police, thefts of recorders belonging to girls have taken place on a regular basis. A total of 26 girls have reported such thefts.

During a search of the residence of Otake in Nishi Ward, police seized 16 recorders. Other stolen recorders were found for sale on an internet shopping site.

After the thefts began, one victim posted on her blog about it. A person then made a comment on the theft. Police believe that person was Otake.

- tokyoreporter.com

女子生徒のリコーダーを盗んだとして、39歳の男が逮捕です。  逮捕された名古屋市西区の会社員、大竹史紘容疑者(39)は、2018年12月、西区内の中学校の教室に侵入し、女子生徒のリコーダー、一式を盗んだ疑いが持たれています。  実は、この中学校では同じ時期、26人の女子生徒が、同じようにリコーダーを盗まれる被害に。 - CBCニュース