A robber got away with 1 million yen from a small supermarket in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday morning, police said.
According to police, a man entered the 24-hour Big-A store at around 2 a.m. NTV reported that he threatened the two employees with a cutter knife and demanded they open the safe. After putting about 1 million yen in a bag, the man then put the two employees in a cold storage room and fled.
Police said the two employees were able to free themselves and were unharmed.
The robber is described as being in his 20s, about 170 cms tall, of thin build and was wearing a long-sleeved blue shirt, black hunting cap and white face mask.© Japan Today