Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of attempted robbery of a convenience store in Tokyo's Adachi Ward.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Morita, entered the Mini Stop convenience store at Takenotsuka on Jan 13 and threatened the 16-year-old girl behind the counter with a knife. TV Asahi reported that he demanded money from the cash register. However, the girl ran into the back office and locked the door, and Morita left the store empty-handed.
Police said they identified Morita through store surveillance camera footage. They also received a tip-off from someone who said Morita had claimed to have robbed a convenience store.
Morita, who has been unemployed since last June, was arrested at his apartment. Police said there was only 100 yen in the apartment at the time. Police quoted him as saying he needed money to live and are questioning him about other convenience store robberies.© Japan Today