The Tokyo Reporter

Hokkaido cops: Saw-wielding man stole bread, milk from Sapporo convenience store

Male suspect at large after robbing convenience store clerk (TV Asahi)

HOKKAIDO (TR) – A saw-wielding man threatened a convenience store clerk before stealing bread and coffee-flavored milk in Sapporo, police said on Tuesday.

Tomohiro Sasaki, 26, was arrested on suspicion of robbery for allegedly threatening the clerk with a saw before stealing five pieces of bread and coffee-flavored milk at around 2 a.m., TV Asahi reports (Jan. 31).

Meanwhile, police are hunting for a male suspect at large who threatened a clerk at another convenience store in Sapporo with a knife while robbing them of some 87,000 yen late on Monday night. Police released a video clip taken from security camera footage that shows the man in a hooded jacket.

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