Serial lingerie thief arrested
Updated: 2007-03-14 20:49
TOKYO - Police found more than 4,000 pieces of lingerie
in the home of a Japanese construction worker who used climbing skills developed
on his job to steal women's underwear.
Police believe that Shigeo Kodama, 54, amassed the 3,977 panties, 355 bras
and 10 pairs of stockings over a six-year period. He was arrested in February
after he stole underwear from two houses, and police later raided his home.
4,400 pieces of women's underwear stolen by a construction
worker are displayed by police in Hiroshima, western Japan, March 13,
"Since he was a construction worker, as long as he had a place to put his
feet he was able to climb, so he had no trouble getting up to the second floor
of apartment buildings," a police spokesman in the western Japanese city of
"He didn't steal any other kinds of clothing. But as long as it was
underwear, apparently anything would do," the spokesman added.
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