A pachinko parlor in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward was robbed of 4.5 million yen in cash on Sunday night, police said Monday.
According to police, the 62-year-old male part-time employee had closed the prize exchange booth at around 11 p.m. and had just left to go home when two men accosted him from behind, Fuji TV reported.
One of the assailants held him in a full nelson while the other threatened him with a knife and demanded money. The two men forced the employee back inside and ordered him to open the safe. They then fled with 4.5 million yen. The employee was unharmed.
Police said the assailants were in their 20s, about 165 cms tall, both wearing black sweaters, black caps and white face masks.
The pachinko parlor is located near Hikarigaoka Station on the Oedo subway line. Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and see where the men went.© Japan Today