Deaf man arrested for threatening Deaf acquaintance to get money in Tokushima Prefecture

The Tokushima Kita police station in Tokushima Prefecture arrested a man (44) for threatening a Deaf man (53) and stealing his bank card on October 24. The arrested man was a part-time job employee in Ishii-cho in the prefecture.

The suspect threatened his Deaf acquaintance in sign language, "I will kill you if you don't give me your bank card" in March, 2009. He used it and withdrew about 1.3 million yen in total six times from the automatic teller machine (ATM) for three months since April.

The police station says the arrested man, who is Deaf himself, admitted the suspicion. He used to work with the Deaf acquaintance at the same company more than ten years ago.

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