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Yakuza suspected in more than ¥1 billion in burglaries

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a member of a criminal syndicate who is suspected of carrying out burglaries in which the value of lost property exceeded 1 billion yen, reports Tokai Television (Apr. 30).

Last November, Masaki Nagayoshi, a 39-year-old member of the Kizuna-kai, and two accomplices allegedly burglarized a residence in Tokai City out of around 160 million yen in valuables.

According to police, the trio gained access to the residence by wrenching open a second-floor window while the 5 occupants, including a 77-year-old man, were asleep.

Masaki Nagayoshi of the Kizuna-kai (Twitter)

Police did not reveal whether the suspects admit to the allegations.

Since January of last year, the ring is believed to have been behind a total of 24 capers in which the value of lost property totaled 1.11 billion yen.