• Kyodo


A 55-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for three counts of attempted murder in connection with a delivery-car robbery last summer.

Susumu Sugiyama was convicted by the Yokohama District Court of masterminding the Aug. 21 robbery, in which he and two other men shot two security guards in the parking lot of the Isezakicho branch of Shonan Shinkin Bank before making off with a duralumin suitcase containing some 10 million yen. The guards were seriously wounded.

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