• The Associated Press


A U.S. sailor was arrested on suspicion of robbing a woman in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, police said Sunday, only weeks after another sailor was arrested on charges of fatally beating and robbing a woman in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture.

The 23-year-old crew member from the USS Essex, based at the U.S. naval base in Sasebo, is suspected of snatching a bag from a woman in the city at about 11:20 p.m. Saturday, according to a local police officer who gave only his last name, Sasaki.

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