KITAKYUSHU — A man made away with about 15 million yen in cash Aug. 12 from a credit association in Kokura Kita Ward, Kitakyushu, after threatening a customer with a knife.

The man went into the Nakai branch of Shin Kita Kyushu Shinyo Kinko around 11:15 a.m. and threatened a 77-year-old woman customer with a knife, police said.

He told an employee to put cash in a paper bag and sped away on a motorcycle after the employee gave him the cash, police said.

The robbery took place in a commercial district about 3 km from JR Kokura Station.

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