Two men rob internet café in Okinawa City
Two masked men broke into an Internet cafe at Chuo, Okinawa City, about 1 a.m. on Feb. 19th, threatened the shop manager with a kitchen knife and grabbed a portable safe containing about ¥650,000 in cash, and ran away. There were no customer in the shop at the time and the manager was not injured.
Okinawa police is investigating the incident as a robbery.
According to police, the men took the shop’s surveillance cameras, too.
Following the robber, a witness passing by the store reported seeing two men running north towards a residential area. Investigators say, the robbery took place between 0:57 and 1:04 a.m. on February 19th.
After entering the cafe, the men reportedly threatened the manager with a knifer asking, “Where is your safety box.”
One of the men is about 180cm tall and wore black long sleeve shirt and trousers. The other is about 160 cm tall and wore grey long sleeve shirt and same color trousers. Both hid their faces covered by masks. The man dressed in black had the kitchen knife.
The cafe is on the third floor of a building that also houses a massage shop.
A man who owns a shop in the same building said, “If our shop had been open late, it’s possible that we could have been a target, too. I hope the robbers are arrested as soon as possible.”