Police in Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture, have arrested a member of a yakuza syndicate and an electrician for allegedly breaking into a post office in April and stealing a cash machine containing around 10.6 million yen in cash.
According to police, Manabu Nishikawa, 46, a self-professed member of the Yamaguchi-gumi from Yokkaichi City, and Shinichiro Maeda, 44, an electrician from Ise City, were arrested on charges of unlawful entry and theft in April, Kyodo News reported.
Police said the ATM (measuring 70 cm high, 80 cm long, 40 cm wide and weighing 230 kg), which was installed inside Kasumi post office, was found outside the premises at around 5 a.m. on April 15. No monetary loss was reported since the suspects were unable to make off with the ATM. It is believed that the two gave up midway during the heist.
Police said the suspects used a crowbar to break the lock of an employee entranceway to get into the post office. The two suspects and an as yet unidentified third man were seen on security camera footage breaking into the post office.© Japan Today