Thief gets away with Y1.5 mil in Hyogo store heist
Police said Saturday that a man robbed a store of 1.5 million yen in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.
According to police, the man came into Eco-Ring, which specializes in sales of used brand-name products, at about 7:50 p.m. on Friday. He sprayed a form of tear gas at staff and then demanded money, NTV reported.
He grabbed a small portable safe from the office and fled, police said. Some employees suffered eye injuries from the gas, NTV quoted police as saying.
The man was described as being about 170 cm tall. He wore a white T-shirt, knee-length pants and black sunglasses.
The same store was robbed of 230,000 yen in February, police said.