Police said Monday they are looking for two men suspected of committing two robberies in quick succession in Chiba Prefecture on Sunday morning.
According to TBS, the two robberies took place in Noda and Kashiwa cities, netting the perpetrator 700,000 yen in total.
The first robbery took place at around 1 a.m. at a restaurant in Tsuruho, Noda City, police said. A man threatened the female employee with a knife and got away with 400,000 yen from the cash register.
About an hour later, the female front desk clerk at a hotel in Akebono, Kashiwa, was threatened by a knife-wielding man who pretended to be a guest. The man locked the woman in a toilet and stole 300,000 yen from the cash register, TBS reported.
According to police, the suspect in the Noda robbery was 180 cms tall, thin and wearing a black cap. The Kashiwa suspect was described as about 170 cms tall, in his 50s and wore a white face mask.© Japan Today