Thief steals Y12 mil from armored car in Saitama
A man who robbed an armored cash transport car in Kawajima, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday, escaped with around 12 million yen in cash, police said Monday.
According to police, the robbery took place at around 5 p.m. at a shopping center where the armored car had arrived to collect the day’s takings, Fuji TV reported. A man brandishing a handgun reportedly approached a guard who was loading the van and demanded that he hand over money. The man escaped with a bag containing around 12 million yen in cash, police said.
Police say the man, who was wearing a black wool hat and a white surgical mask, escaped the scene in a white car. No injuries were reported in the incident.