TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a male company president, 39, and his employee, 22, by two men with a hammer in Minato Ward, reports TV Asahi (Dec. 21).
At around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two unknown assailants approached the victims from behind as they exited their office onto a street in Nishi-Shimbashi area and assaulted them with a hammer.
The suspects then stole a bag containing around 200,000 yen in cash before fleeing the scene in a taxi.
According to police, the company president suffered broken bones in his face that will require two months to heal. The employee received various injuries, all of which are expected to require a one-month recovery period.
The assailants are believed to be aged in their 30s or 40s, with one sporting a mohawk and wearing a red jacket while the other had close-cropped hair, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun (Dec. 21).