300619Z OCT 17


He was called a ninja thief because he was dressed all in black. All, that is, except for his face which led him to be identified and caught.


Japanese police have finally arrested a long-sought after thief who dressed as a ninja during burglaries. He is 74.

Authorities say they were surprised to learn the age of the thief, who was apprehended after he didn’t cover his face when security camera was present and was later caught in July, according to the BBC.

Police now think that he is the infamous “Ninja of Heisei,” who is thought to have committed more than 250 burglaries over the course of eight years, the BBC reports.


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