On a rainy morning in December 1968, a police motorcyclist screeched to a halt in front of a cash-laden Tokyo bank vehicle and ordered four men to get out, warning it was about to explode.
This picture taken on December 10, 1968 shows police officers inspecting a motorcycle which was used for what was then Japan's biggest cash heist, netting the crook the equivalent of $3.6 million today. It is a mystery that remains unsolved 44 years later, having eluded some of Japan's top investigative minds. Decades later the crime continues to captivate the nation.
Seconds after the cop ducked underneath the car, plumes of smoke began billowing up and he screamed at them to flee.