Four teenagers were arrested on Monday after a brazen daylight robbery at a luxury watch shop in Tokyo’s Ginza district, with the masked assailants threatening the staff before smashing showcases and stealing merchandise.

At around 6:15 p.m., three suspects entered the Quark Ginza 888 shop, threatening the staff with a knife before using crowbar-like objects to break into showcases, escaping in a rental car which had the license plate switched, investigative sources said.

At 6:29 p.m., police found the getaway car driving near the National Diet Building in Chiyoda Ward and began a pursuit, with the vehicle continuing past the National Diet Building and the National Diet Library before heading toward the Akasaka-mitsuke intersection, NHK reported.