Police on Wednesday secured an arrest warrant for the man who stole four rings from the Tiffany store in Shinjuku’s Mitsukoshi Alcott department store on New Year's Eve. They also released to the public video footage of the man from Mitsukoshi's security cameras.
The man, who was described by a Tiffany employee as being an Asian of non-Japanese descent, is said to be 40-50 years old and 165-170 cm tall. In the video he is seen wearing a black jacket and black pants with sunglasses.
On Dec 31 at around 6 p.m., the man entered the store and asked an employee to show him the most expensive rings in the showcase. The woman brought out four rings, which the man put on his fingers. He told the employee he wanted to see how they felt and held them up to the light. He then pointed what looked to be a model gun at an employee who chased after him as he escaped.
Investigations revealed that the rings, originally believed to be worth 16 million yen, are worth approximately 15 million yen.© News reports