Police in Tokyo's Koto Ward have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to rob a convenience store.
According to police, the suspect, Kayoko Ando, entered a Sunkus store at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that she threatened the 40-year-old male employee with a knife and demanded money. The man grabbed the knife and then the woman took a small hammer out of her bag.
In the scuffle, the convenience store employee received a light injury to his hand before he subdued the woman.
Police said Ando entered the store once before the robbery attempt and believe she was casing the store. So far, she has refused to speak about the incident, police said.© Japan Today