Tokyo cops: Woman attempts to rob convenience store with knife, hammer
Tokyo Reporter -- May 18
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman who attempted to rob a convenience store in Koto Ward, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 17) .

At 6:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Kayoko Ando allegedly wielded a knife in demanding money from a 40-year-old male cashier at an outlet of the Sunkus chain, located in the Kitasuna area.

The employee apprehended Ando as she pulled a hammer from a bag. During the scuffle, the employee suffered a slight injury to his hand.

Officers from the Joto Police Station arrived at the scene and charged Ando with robbery and inflicting injury. During questioning, she has declined to comment on the incident.

東京・江東区で、35歳の女がコンビニ店で包丁と金づちを振り回して暴れ、店員にけが­をさせたとして逮捕されました。 安藤加代子容疑者は17日早朝、江東区北砂で金を奪おうとしてコンビニ店に押し入り、­アルバイトの男性店員(40)に手のひらを切る軽傷を負わせた疑いが持たれています。
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