• Kyodo


Two men made off with about 17 million yen in cash Tuesday in a post office robbery in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, police said.

The two men, believed to have been armed, jumped over the reception counter at Himeji Hanada Post Office at about 3:10 p.m., grabbed the cash from a safe and made their getaway in a car, police said.

The three female post office employees who were there at the time were unharmed, they said.

The men were both about 175 cm tall and wore dark-colored and maroon raincoats, they said.

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