Gun-wielding man steals watches valued at Y2.85 million from Don Quijote
tokyoreporter.com -- Jan 10
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.

横浜市のディスカウントショップ「ドン・キホーテ」で、拳銃のようなものを持った男が従業員(22)を脅し、商品の高級腕時計2点、285万円相当を奪って逃げました。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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