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Filipino caught stealing student’s wallet in Tokyo train

/ 06:51 PM June 04, 2018
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A Filipino was arrested last week for pickpocketing a passenger’s wallet at Tokyo’s Yamanote Line.

The 39-year-old man, who works as a garbage collector, is believed to have stolen a wallet from the bag of a female college student last Tuesday, May 29, reports Sankei Shimbun. The wallet reportedly contained 26,000 yen (P12,000) and a bank card.

The man drew suspicion when he was seen close to the victim in the train carriage. The theft took place while the train halted at Shin Okubo Station.

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He admitted the charges, telling the Tokyo Metropolitan Police that he “wanted money,” as per The Tokyo Reporter. Niña V. Guno/JB

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