A 63-year-old man was cut with a knife and robbed of around 100,000 yen on Monday morning while riding in an elevator up to the mahjong parlor he worked at. Police quoted the man as saying his attacker demanded money in a foreign language.
The man, an employee at a mahjong business in a building in Toshima Ward, got in the elevator at about 9.30 a.m. and was heading up to the 4th floor to open for the day, when another man got into the elevator on the 2nd floor and threatened the employee with a knife. The pair struggled and the employee was cut in his stomach and on his hands. The attacker ran off with a bag the employee was holding, containing some 100,000 yen.
The assailant has been described as a thin man between 40 to 50 years old, about 160 cm tall, and was wearing a black top.© News reports