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Man robbed of ¥380 mil. in Fukuoka

Jiji PressFUKUOKA (Jiji Press) — A man reportedly was robbed of a suitcase containing ¥380 million in cash at a parking lot facing a bank branch in Fukuoka on Thursday.

The man, a 29-year-old corporate employee from Tokyo, told local police that he was attacked after he withdrew the money, put it into the black suitcase and left the Fukuoka branch of Mizuho Bank in the busy Tenjin district.

The man was sprayed with something like pepper gas in his face at the parking lot and then had the money stolen, according to the police. He was on a business trip to Fukuoka.

Three people fled in a white Honda minivan after the suspected robbery.

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