A 28-year-old woman walking home in Tokyo’s Meguro Ward on Monday night was knocked down by an unknown man who forcibly removed her underwear and fled with it.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 11 p.m. TV Asahi quoted police as saying the man apparently followed the woman as she was walking home. He grabbed her on one shoulder and pushed her to the ground. The woman told police he reached up her skirt and pulled off her underwear.
Police said the woman was shaken but otherwise uninjured.
The man is described as being in his 20s or 30s, approximately 170 cm tall, and was wearing a T-shirt and dark pants.