Never mess with Giant Robots because they always go back to the maker, for one reason or another! Hokkaido Television Broadcasting reported on May 5 that a 22-year-old male office worker supposedly from Hakodate in Japan’s north has been arrested on suspicion of stealing 47,520 yen (US$350) worth of Mobile Suit Gundam plastic models.
According to police, the man allegedly stole the two Gundam plastic models on May 1 at 2 PM from a bookstore in Hakodate. Shortly after, those same figures were found being resold at second-hand stores around the city, leading to the man being arrested on May 4 due to matching CCTV footage between the two stores.
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The man admitted to the charges of theft to the police, saying “I stole them for the purpose of reselling it because I wanted money to play.” It was not revealed which models were stolen in the heist.
Source: Hokkaido Television Broadcasting
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.