Police have arrested four men over the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery store in Tokyo in May. One of the suspects is also the store manager.
The suspects were identified as Chihiro Masunari, 27, the store manager, Kaoru Takahashi, 29, who is unemployed, Mifumi Suzuki, 24, whose occupation is unknown, and a Chinese national, 25.
One employee was injured in the robbery which occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday May 1 at the store in Fukugawa, Koto Ward. Masunari and the 28-year-old deputy store manager were on duty at the time, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said two other employees were sent out on fake orders by Masunari.
According to police, Takahashi entered the store and hit the deputy general manager with an iron bar, breaking his arm. When Masunari came out from the back office, Takahashi threatened him with a knife and demanded money. Masunari handed over about 1.4 million yen from the safe and Takahashi fled.
The money was the proceeds from a three-day holiday weekend.
Police said the robbery was masterminded by Masunari who also feigned a head injury during the robbery.
Police identified Takahashi through street surveillance camera footage and learned that he had been in phone contact with Masunari before and after the robbery.© Japan Today