At just before 4:00 a.m., Akiko Kodama, 38, approached the manager of the store, 28, with a knife and demanded money. She then pulled about 19,000 yen from a register and exited the store.
About five minutes later, police arriving at the scene found her inside a vehicle stopped in a parking. She was subsequently arrested.
During questioning by police, Kodama said that “she does not recall the incident.”