Family members of US forces men arrested in Japan

April 4th, 2008 - 9:22 pm ICT by admin  

Tokyo, April 4 (Xinhua) Several family members of the Japan-based US marine and air forces personnel in Okinawa prefecture were arrested Friday for allegedly robbing a taxi driver. Among the arrested were a 16-year-old son of a US airman and a 15-year son of a Marine.

The two were arrested for assaulting and robbing a 55-year-old taxi driver of $80 in Okinawa city March 16, Kyodo news agency said quoting police.

Authorities also issued arrest warrants on two, both sons of US servicemen at the base, the agency said and added that a US airman was being interrogated over the incident.

They are suspected of assaulting the 55-year-old cabby on March 16 in Okinawa city, causing minor injuries to him.

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