Ebisu convenience store robbed of ¥480,000

A man with a knife robbed a convenience store in Ebisu of 480,000 yen early Sunday
A man with a knife robbed a convenience store in Ebisu of 480,000 yen early Sunday (TV Asahi)

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store of nearly 500,000 yen in Shibuya Ward early Sunday morning, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 21).

At 4:40 a.m., the perpetrator produced a knife while demanding cash from a male cashier, 29, at an outlet of Sunkus located in the Ebisu area. The cashier then placed about 480,000 yen in cash in a bag for the man before he fled the scene.

The cashier was not injured in the incident.

Standing up to 180 centimeters in height, the man was wearing a breathing mask and a jacket with a black hood. His estimated age is not known.

Prior to committing the crime, the suspect pretended to be a customer purchasing a canned drink.

Police are analyzing security camera footage in an attempt to identify the perpetrator. His whereabouts are sought after on suspicion of robbery.

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