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Man rappelled from Tokyo constructing roof into retailer to steal Pokemon playing cards – TokyoReporter



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TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 28-year-old man who rappelled down the facet of a constructing and right into a retailer to steal Pokemon buying and selling playing cards, studies Nippon News Network (March 29).

At round 5 a.m. on March 23, Kensuke Nakanishi, an worker at an IT firm, allegedly broke into the buying and selling card retailer within the Highashi-Ikebukuro space of Toshima Ward and stole 80 playing cards for the “Pokemon” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!” card video games.

The playing cards are valued at a complete of round 1 million yen. He additionally stole about 260,000 yen in money, the Ikebukuro Police Station mentioned.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of trespassing and theft on Monday, Nakanishi admitted to the allegations. “I did it to pay off a debt,” the suspect informed police.

A person broke right into a retailer in Toshima Ward on March 23 to steal “Pokemon” buying and selling playing cards

According to police, Nakanishi, who lives in Toshima, tied a rope to a railing on the roof of the six-floor constructing. He then rappelled down the facet about 5 meters and used a instrument to interrupt a window for the shop, positioned on the sixth ground.

The suspect surfaced as an individual of curiosity within the case after police examined safety digicam footage.

“In high school, I was in the rock climbing club,” he additionally informed police. “So I am not afraid of heights.”