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(Update 2) Man Robbed of 380 M. Yen in Southwestern Japan

(Update 2) Man Robbed of 380 M. Yen in Southwestern Japan

   Fukuoka, April 20 (Jiji Press)--A man reportedly was robbed of a suitcase containing 380 million yen in cash at a parking lot facing a bank branch in the southwestern Japan city of 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 in the face with something like tear gas at the parking lot, and then had the money stolen. He was slightly injured in the incident, according to the police.
   He said he was on a business trip to Fukuoka and that the money was meant to be transferred to his company's business partner in the city.
   Two men who fled in a white Honda minivan after the incident are suspected to be the robbers. The minivan was parked near the corporate employee's rented vehicle, the police said.

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