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Culprits sought after 7-ton truck stolen from Camp Foster on Okinawa

Someone drove a stolen seven ton AMK-23 truck through this gate aboard Camp Foster in Ginowan on Saturday and fled the Marine Corps base. The truck was found in Naha on Monday. NCIS is asking for the public's help to catch the perpetrator or perpetrators.

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking for the thief or thieves who stole a 7-ton Marine Corps vehicle from Camp Foster over the weekend and drove through a gate on base to escape, officials said.

The AMK-23 truck was reported missing from a secure motor pool on the Ginowan base sometime Saturday, Marine Corps officials told Stars and Stripes. The perpetrator or perpetrators drove the truck through the gate of Combat Logistics Regiment 3, Motor Transport Company, located inside Camp Foster before fleeing the base.

The truck was recovered in the northern part of Naha in southern Okinawa on Monday, officials said. NCIS is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

On Tuesday, evidence of the crime could be seen at the motor pool gate, which was fragmented, with its fencing rolled back.

“NCIS is working closely with Okinawa Police Station and the U.S. Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division to identify any potential suspects,” Marine officials said in a statement Tuesday. “NCIS is seeking information from the public to assist in identifying the perpetrator(s) involved.”

Those with information are asked to contact NCIS at DSN 645-0213 or through the NCIS Tip Submission application.

burke.matt@stripes.com
 

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