Four small restaurants were robbed within a two-hour period Sunday morning in Kitamoto, Saitama Prefecture.
Police said the four establishments were all closed at the time and were all within a two-kilometer stretch of road along National Route No. 17, TBS reported. The robberies occurred between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
The establishments were ramen restaurants and bars in old buildings, police said. In all four cases, the thief or thieves entered by smashing a window or forcing a back door.
Police said the total amount of money reported stolen was only 5,000 yen.© Japan Today