At around 3:45 a.m., a male employee of an outlet of chain 7-Eleven returned to the sales area of the store from a back room after hearing a chime that signals the arrival of a customer. Upon his return, the employee saw a man fleeing the scene after he had climbed over the counter at a register.
A check of an unlocked safe beneath the counter revealed about 1.8 million yen in cash was missing. A subsequent examination of security camera footage shows the man stealing from the safe.
Believed to be in his 20s, the man was wearing a blue parka, jeans and a breathing mask.