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Saitama: Man wields knife in robbery of video store

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police are hunting for a man who robbed a video-rental store in Koshigaya City on Monday, reports Fuji News Network (Dec. 24).

At around 4:30 a.m., the perpetrator entered the outlet of Step Geo, located in the Ozato area, and threatened a male employee with a knife. He then took about 125,000 yen in cash from a register before fleeing.

According to police, neither of the two employees in the store at the time of the robbery was hurt.

Koshigaya City
A man wielding a knife robbed a video-rental store in Koshigaya City on Monday (Twitter)

Believed to be in his 20s or 30s, the man has a portly frame and stands about 170 centimeters tall. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket and hat. He also had a breathing mask over his face, police said.