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Serial Undergarment Robber Arrested In Japan After Stealing 700 Pieces Of Women Underwear

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A man has been arrested in Japan after stealing more than 700 pieces of women's underwear from coin laundromats.

Police forces in the Japanese city of Beppu have arrested the 56-year-old Tetsuo Urata on suspicion of stealing 730 pieces of women's underwear from coin laundries.

As reported by local news outlet Abema TV, authorities were first alerted by an unnamed 21-year-old female college student, who told them that Urata stole 6 pairs of undies from her at a laundromat on August 24.

After the report was filed by the woman, police paid a visit to Urata’s house. There they found 730 pieces of underwear stashed in his apartment. Urata has been arrested and has admitted to the authorities that he stole the underwear found in his possession, according to Yahoo Japan News.

"We haven't confiscated such a large number of panties in years," a Beppu city police department spokesman told Abema TV.

The case is currently being investigated, and Urata remains in the custody of Beppy police.

This is the second time this year that an incident of serial underwear theft has been reported in Japan. Earlier in March, Takahiro Kubo, a 30-year-old electrician, was accused by the authorities in southwestern Saga Prefecture of stealing 424 pieces of underwear and swimsuits from teenage girls. He was caught when a resident in Saga filmed him attempting to steal a swimsuit drying on a clothesline.