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Court gives prison sentences to U.S. solider and base worker for Chatan robbery

  • September 9, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times wrote that on Tuesday the Naha district court sentenced a U.S. solider to four years and six months and a civilian worker to three years and six months in prison for their involvement in the robbery of a money exchange shop in Chatan on May 12. Prosecutors had requested six-year prison terms for both of them. The 21-year-old U.S. Army private first class and 34-year-old man working for the U.S. Air Force threatened shop staff with a knife and stole roughly 2.1 million yen ($19,000) and about $40,000 in cash.

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