OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are seeking the whereabouts of the driver of a vehicle that slammed into the office of a criminal syndicate early Thursday, an incident that is believed to be connected to an ongoing dispute, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 8).
At around 2:25 a.m., the truck backed into the front of an office of the Ninkyo Yamaguchi-gumi in Nishi Ward. The impacted damaged an area — measuring 2.4 meters wide and 1.7 meters tall — of a wall near a door on on the first floor of the seven-floor structure.
According to the Nishi Police Station, the matter emerged after a local resident heard a loud sound and alerted police. The driver fled the scene after the incident. His whereabouts are sought on suspicion of causing property damage.
Police believe that the incidents are connected to a feud that developed after the Ninkyo Yamaguchi-gumi broke off ties with the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi in April of last year, according to TV Asahi (Feb. 8).