Crime-bust­ing de­liv­ery­man thwarts gang­sters

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A MYS­TERY crime-fight­ing su­per­hero is strik­ing fear into the hearts of Ja­pan’s crim­i­nals af­ter bravely foil­ing an “armed” hold-up by a pair of yakuza gang­sters, lo­cal me­dia re­ported.

When the mob­sters waved a replica gun in the face of the 38-yearold courier in an at­tempt to steal a lux­ury watch, they got more than they bar­gained for.

The in­trepid de­liv­ery­man – whose true iden­tity, in the best su­per­hero tra­di­tion, re­mains un­known – snatched the fake weapon and forcibly took back the pack­age, ac­cord­ing to Tokyo po­lice.

Sus­pects Yusuke Ko­dama, 32, and Hidekazu Oba, 35, both gang mem­bers from the Mat­suba-kai crime syn­di­cate, were arrested on sus­pi­cion of at­tempted ex­tor­tion.

Mr Oba had or­dered an US$8000 Rolex wrist­watch but when the beefy de­liv­ery­man ar­rived and handed it over, the two mob­sters staged a fight to avoid pay­ing up, telling the courier, “You had bet­ter get out of here”.

Rather then flee in ter­ror, how­ever, the de­liv­ery­man over­pow­ered them

be­fore call­ing the po­lice.

Ja­pan’s yakuza, who are no­to­ri­ous for their strict codes of con­duct, are fac­ing in­creased re­sis­tance from not only po­lice but or­di­nary cit­i­zens.

Laws have been passed to charge those do­ing busi­ness with the yakuza, fa­mous for re­mov­ing their pinkies as a sac­ri­fice for of­fend­ing their bosses.

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