Police in Ibaraki Prefecture are searching for a group of men who stole an estimated 30 million yen worth of jewelry from a store in Ishioka on Wednesday.
Police believe at least two men were involved in the robbery which took place at around 4 a.m. at a jewelry store, TBS reported Thursday. According to police, a local resident reported the incident after hearing the sound of breaking glass. The man said he saw one man smash the glass door and go inside, while at least one other man, wearing a ski mask, kept watch outside.
After the robbery, the manager, who lives above the store on the second floor, went downstairs to find that several items had been stolen, including a diamond ring worth 4.8 million yen, TBS reported.
Eyewitnesses say the men escaped the scene in a black station wagon.© Japan Today