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Japanese police arrest ninja
Gr 25 October 2017 Asia
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Japanese police say they have finally caught a prolific thief who dressed as a
ninja to carry out raids - and were surprised to find he was 74,
After his usually covered face was caught on a security camera this year, he was
put under surveillance which led to his arrest in July.
Police now believe he is the miscalled "Ninja of Heisei“, thoughtit have carried out
more than 250 breaker's.
He has been charged with thefts worth yen (, ) ; ., 000).
Police had been baffled by a series of burglaries over eight years carried out by a
suspect wearing black, assuming they had been carried out by someone younger.
Investigators observed the suspect, whom they say seemed little different from
most elderly men, during the day.
But they say he then went into an abandoned building and changed clothes before
waiting until it got dark to steal.
He was dressed all in blacklist like a ninja," a senior official in the western
Japanese city of DEERE said.
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Police said the thief displayed great physical ability, running effortlessly on top of
walls instead of taking the streets.
After his arrest, the man was quoted as saying: "lfl were younger, I wouldn' t have
been caught. I' ll quit now as l' m and old enough."