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Friday, 13th May 2011
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Masked robbers take biggest ever cash haul

Two masked men stole 604 million yen (£4.6 million) from a security company in the outskirts of Tokyo yesterday (May 12th), it has been reported.

According to Jiji Press, the criminal pair tied up and seriously injured a 36-year-old male employee as part of their raid, which is believed to be Japan's biggest ever cash robbery.

After entering the vault, the robbers made their getaway by car with 70 sacks of cash, including money from the Tokyo Central Post Office, the local police said.

The premises belong to security company Nichigetsu Keibihosho, which transports money from the capital's central Post Office every day.

The office entrance was locked at the time of the robbery, but police believe that the men may have forced their way in through a window, whose lock has been broken for over six months.

Japan is renowned for its low crime rate and violent crime is particularly rare, the news provider added.

Written by Mark Smith