A Tokyo store owner near JR Oimachi Station was stabbed to death Monday morning by three men, who appeared to be Asian foreigners, in an apparent burglary, police said.

The men entered the Shinagawa Ward shop of Tetsuo Arai, 51, around 10:15 a.m. and stabbed him in the chest with a knife, police said. Arai died shortly afterward.

No one else was in the shop at the time, and the three men apparently fled without taking anything from the store, police said.

One of the assailants hit a woman outside the shop as they ran from the store. Arai’s discount shop is located in a shopping district about 150 meters east of JR Oimachi Station, police said.

One of three assailants appeared to be around 20 years old and had short hair, while the other two wore suits, police said.

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