Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:56 pm
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Man caught stealing 101 volumes of manga
A 23-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo on the suspicion of having stolen more than 100 volumes of manga books from a book store, the Asahi Shimbun reports. The man has admitted to the accusations, and says he intended to sell the books on.
The man stole a total of 101 books, among them popular cartoons such as “Detective Conan” and “Boys Over Flowers,” by putting a large number of books in a small bag when there were no staff or other customers around, then heading out for the parking lot with the stolen goods where he hid them, and then went inside the store again, stealing more books.
The scheme fell into pieces when an attendant at a nearby bicycle store what the man was doing on the parking lot.
The 23-year-old told police he was in heavy debt and intended to sell the books to a nearby second hand book store.
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