Nearly 5.5 million yen was stolen from a supermarket in Kisarazu, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday night, police said Tuesday.
Police said a man entered the supermarket at around 10:20 p.m. and threatened a 50-year-old male employee with a kitchen knife, Sankei Shimbun reported. The store had closed at 9 p.m. The intruder told the employee to keep quiet unless he wished to be stabbed. He forced the employee to open the safe and then tied the man’s hands and legs together with adhesive tape. The robber fled the scene after stealing approximately 5.5 million yen in cash.
The employee was the only one in the store at the time. He had gone to check the employee lounge when he was accosted by the thief.
A night watchman discovered the bound employee about 90 minutes later.
The thief is described as being in his early 30s and about 160 cms tall. He was wearing a hood, a blue sweater and black pants and was carrying a black bag.© Japan Today