Police Identify Serial Burglar by Hello Kitty Sandals

posted on by Gia Manry
Saitama police used footprints to ID thief's shoes

An alleged burglar was identified and caught by the police last June due to his footwear — a pair of pink Hello Kitty-branded sandals. According to the report, police matched footprints found at the scene of burglaries to the sandals. Later, police in Saitama prefecture east of Tokyo spotted 36-year-old truck driver Masakazu Kanda wearing the shoes and questioned him, making the arrest after finding him in possession of a screwdriver thought to be used in the thefts.

The police allege that Kanda was involved in 452 burglaries between 2004 and 2010, involving a total of 55.5 million yen (approximately US$678,154.50).

Source: The Japan Times

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