The media learned today that Ageo Police in Saitama arrested two men in their twenties on suspicion of stealing baseball gloves from Ageo High School.
According to reports, baseballs and about ten baseball gloves w re taken from Ageo High School sometime between the night of July 7 and the morning of July 8. Two men were then questioned after trying to unload baseball gloves at a second-hand store. The two were later arrested on Wednesday.
The Saitama Regional Tournament started on Wednesday. With Ageo scheduled to play their first game on Friday, school officials told reporters they thought the incident would have a negative impact on the players and their practice schedules.
Saitama Prefecture high schools Sakaekita and Inagakuen Sogo also reported missing baseball gloves in May and June (respectively).
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2012