Thieves snatch 23 million yen in insurance, funeral money from woman's car
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Jul 25
Two men broke into a woman's car in the Tokyo city of Kokubunji on July 23 and stole 23 million yen in insurance and funeral money for her deceased husband, police said.
The 56-year-old woman, whose name has been withheld, made an emergency call at about 2:40 p.m. on July 23, saying that two men had taken 23 million yen from her.
Koganei Police Station officials said that the woman had withdrawn the money at a post office in Kokubunji at about 1:30 p.m. that day. She drove home after withdrawing the money, but as soon as she got out of her car, two men approached her, smashed a window of her vehicle and grabbed a bag containing the cash before fleeing.
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