Woman’s scream foils robbery attempt in Yomitan

When a 57-year-old woman tried to enter to her home in an apartment building in the Ooki district of Yomitan Village at 1:10 a.m. on Feb. 10, a man showed up and thrust a knife at the woman and saying “Give me your bag or die”.

Instead of handing over her bag, the woman started screaming, and the man took off.

The woman was not injured.

Kadena police are investigating the incident as an attempted robbery.

According to the police, the man is looked to be in his 20’s, is about 170 cm tall, slender built, and wore a black cap and long sleeve jacket.