Kanagawa Prefectural Police are searching for a man who used what appears to have been a gun to steal two wristwatches from a discount department store in Yokohama, reports TV Asahi
At around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, a man posing as a customer requested that a female clerk at an outlet of chain Don Quijote, located in Naka Ward, remove the two wristwatches from a showcase on the fourth floor.
The man then threatened the woman with a gun-like object that he pulled a bag before snatching the watches, valued at 2.85 million yen, and fleeing the scene.
Standing approximately 175 centimeters in height, the suspect was attired in black clothing a white face mask.
According to NHK (Jan. 9), police are examining security camera footage to locate the man, who is wanted on suspicion of robbery.
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