Ja­panese gang­sters held for steal­ing food

New Straits Times - - World -

TOKYO: Life as a Ja­panese “yakuza” mob­ster is get­ting so hard that some are re­sort­ing to shoplift­ing food to stay in busi­ness. Two mem­bers of a crime gang were ar­rested for al­legedly try­ing to steal gro­cery items worth 76,120 yen (RM2,930) at a mall in Nagoya city, po­lice said yes­ter­day. The gang­sters, aged 52 and 59, tried to steal 198 items, in­clud­ing a wa­ter­melon, rice, eel and pre­pared dishes, in the com­pany of their gang boss, the Asahi and Mainichi dailies re­ported.

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