Ishikawa prefectural police on Wednesday released video camera footage of a man wanted in connection with the murder of a Lawson convenience store manager in Kaga city early Wednesday morning.
According to police, the convenience store manager, who has been identified as 68-year-old Tomoji Yamazaki, dialed 110 and told the operator that he had been stabbed with a kitchen knife by a robber. Emergency services rushed to the scene and found Yamazaki bleeding from the chest and arm. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries around an hour later.
The store security camera footage revealed that his assailant was a man who entered the store, wearing a green hooded top under a dark blue jacket, a white surgical mask and white gloves. The man can be seen holding a bladed weapon and a bag, walking behind the counter and jostling with Yamazaki before leaving the store just a minute later.
Yamazaki had been working alone at the Lawson in the city's Kuwabaracho area for just two nights when the robbery occurred.© Compiled from news reports