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Cops still searching for men who assaulted teen and stole cell phone

Date Posted: 2011-05-11

Okinawa City Police are intensifying their search for information on four men who assaulted a 15-year-old boy on a residential street a week ago, then stole his cell phone and keys.

The boy was not injured in the attack, police say, but was shaken up. The incident took place April 29th on a street between Gate 2 Street and Chuo Park Avenue, shortly after 6 p.m. Eye witnesses were divided on exactly what happened after the boy was attacked and the thieves fled.

Some said the men headed toward nearby Kadena Air Base, leading Okinawa City Police to set up a watch outside Gate 2 and observe people going in and out. Okinawa City Police did not request assistance from U.S. military authorities. Other witnesses told investigators the men took off in a different direction.

Police investigators say the four foreigners approached the boy from behind, when one grabbed the teen while another thrust a knife at him while rifling through his pocket to take a cell phone and set of keys. The boy and witnesses said three were black men, with all four about 160-170cm tall. A shopkeeper says the four men ran past her shop shortly after the attack. She says the men looked into her store.

The cell phone taken in the theft, along with what police believe is the knife used to threaten the boy, were found by police several hours later near a private residence in the area.

Police are also continuing their search for another thief that snatched a pouch from a woman who worked in a restaurant. The thief was described as a foreigner. That incident took place in the city’s Uechi District just before dawn on April 11th.

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