69-year-old man arrested for stealing melons worth Y60,000
A 69-year-old man has been arrested for stealing melons from a farm in Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, the man was captured on a CCTV camera on June 26, entering a greenhouse twice to steal 30 melons with a combined value of 60,000 yen, Fuji TV reported.
A police search of the man’s home found a total of 79 melons in his possession. Police are investigating the possibility that the man had also stolen fruit from other properties.