Soldier accused of stealing portable safe from Okinawa bar on July Fourth

by Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Police arrested a U.S. soldier Thursday on suspicion of taking a portable safe containing the equivalent of about $230 from a bar and restaurant on Okinawa.

The soldier — identified only as a 19-year-old private based at Torii Station — is accused of taking the safe from the business in the Uechi neighborhood of Okinawa City at about 4:15 a.m., Okinawa Police Station deputy chief Hirotoshi Iha said Monday.

He said the soldier ate and drank at the bar and got into an argument after receiving the bill.

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