Three masked robbers snatched a container pressed with millions of dollars in income from a businessman who had only cold a income from a bank in western Japan on Thursday, military said.
In a brazen illumination mugging, assailants set on a 29-year-old plant as he dragged a box containing USD 380 million yen (USD 3.5 million) opposite a parking lot in downtown Fukuoka, a military orator and internal media said.
He was sprayed in a face with what is suspicion to have been rip gas by a attackers, who done off in a automobile with a suitcase.
Few other sum were primarily available.
While Japan is still a cash-based society, it is surprising for someone to lift such a vast sum, that would have weighed during slightest 38 kilogrammes (84 pounds).
The nation has an enviable reserve record and muggings and other forms of travel crime, such as pickpocketing, are rare. But Japan does have a murky underworld run by ‘yakuza’ organized crime syndicates.
The box came after internal media reports in Dec pronounced thieves posing as military officers had walked off with some-more than USD 5 million of bullion final year in Fukuoka after revelation a organisation of group carrying it in briefcases to palm it over.
Police in Fukuoka have refused to endorse those reports, that claimed a burglary took place in July, many expected involving organized crime gangs.
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