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Okinawa police to send papers to prosecutors on two suspects over robbery in Chatan

  • May 26, 2020
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NHK reported this morning that the Okinawa police have decided to send papers to the prosecutors soon on a U.S. Army serviceman and a U.S. civilian base worker who are currently being detained by the U.S. military for the May 12 robbery of an exchange shop in Chatan, Okinawa. The network said the U.S. side has detained the two suspects based on the SOFA, and the Okinawa police have been questioning them on a voluntary basis and have taken possession of the stolen cash and the getaway vehicle from the U.S. side. As a result, the Okinawa police reportedly decided to file the papers with the prosecutors on charges of robbery. According to the network, the custody of the suspects will be handed over to the Japanese authorities after indictment and they will stand trial in Japan.

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