Police are looking for a man who robbed a Sukiya gyudon store of 270,000 yen in Kawasaki on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the man entered the store in Saiwai Ward at around 2:40 a.m. Sankei Shimbun reported that he threatened the 25-year-old male employee on duty with a knife and demanded all the money from the safe. A 21-year-old female worker was also on duty at the time, but neither employee was injured.
The man is described as being in his 40s, dressed in black and was wearing a black cap.
Police said the same Sukiya store was robbed of 40,000 yen on Dec 18.
Sukiya has been a favorite target of thieves over the past three years.
In 2011, the NPA released a report in which it said Sukiya is targeted by thieves because the restaurants usually only have one worker on duty at night and the cash register is kept near the entrance at most of its stores.
Comments describing Sukiya as an easy target because of its lax security were circulating on the Internet and mobile phone sites in 2011 and 2012.
The NPA has urged operator Zensho to install security cameras and not keep so much cash on the premises, but robberies have continued.© Japan Today