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Japan’s ninja thief has officially been caught

Japanese authorities have apparently caught the man they say has been robbing people and places across Japan for nearly a decade.  Local authorities told several outlets, including The Daily News, that they were “shocked” to discover that the ninja-like black clad thief, is, indeed actually 74-years-old.

Authorities say that the man, who, has been identified as Mitsuaki Tanigawa. The man apparently started his hiests in 2009 back with a similar robbery.  He was apparently caught on surveillance tape trying to break into an electronics store in Osaka, meanwhile, made the mistake of taking off his ski-mask in front of the camera.

It’s pretty much history from there.  Japanese authorities apparently believe that they stole upwards of $250,000  worth of products over the span of time since 2009.

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