Police in Iida, Nagano Prefecture, have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of robbing a convenience store at knifepoint in July.
According to police, Hideaki Takahashi, a company employee, has admitted to robbing a FamilyMart convenience store just before dawn on July 24, Kyodo News reported. Police said Takahashi threatened the employee with a knife and demanded money. He fled with 50,000 yen. The employee was not harmed.
Takahashi was identified after an analysis of store surveillance camera footage and detained for questioning on Thursday.
Police said Takahashi has admitted to the allegation and added he resembles a suspect in another convenience store robbery in the same area three years ago. They are questioning him about that case, as well.© Japan Today