Police in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 59-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempting to rob a Sukiya gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant in April.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:10 a.m. on April 30 at the Sukiya 467 Fujisawa Chogo store. The suspect, Tadao Fukunaga, who lives in Yokohama, was arrested on Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said he has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he has no recollection of the attempted robbery.
Fukunaga is accused of entering the restaurant and threatening the 25-year-old employee with a knife and demanding money. However, the employee set off an alarm. Fukunaga fled from the store and got away in a car.
Police said they were able to identify the car from street surveillance camera footage.© Japan Today