Ibaraki cops: Man uses knife to rob convenience store

At around midnight, the man entered the outlet, located in the town of Kawarashiro, and thrust a knife before a male cashier, 60, while announcing that he was committing a robbery. “If you don’t want to get hurt, hand over money,” the threatened.

The suspect then fled the scene after stuffing about 175,000 yen in cash from a register into a bag.

An image released by police shows the suspect wearing a white breathing mask, black gloves and a gray baseball cap. Believed to be in his 30s, he has a slim build and stands about 170 centimeters tall.

Persons with information on the case are advised to call the Ryugasaki Police Station at 0297-62-0110.

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