Following an alleged hit-and-run incident in Naha, Okinawa, police said they are looking for the driver of a vehicle owned by an American falling under the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement.

Three pedestrians were struck by the car about 6 a.m. Saturday while crossing Highway 58 in downtown Naha, said a spokesman for Okinawa prefectural police in Naha.

According to witnesses, he said, a car with a "Y" license plate drove through a red light, hitting two men and a woman and then left the scene.

The woman, 23, suffered from fractures of the thigh and the arm, the spokesman said. A 22-year-old man sustained a broken cheek bone, and the other man, 23, had minor injuries, he said.

Okinawa police are working with the military to identify the driver of the vehicle, the spokesman said.

GI accused of purse snatching on Okinawa

A Hawaii-based soldier, 25, might stay on Okinawa longer than he planned, police said.

Cpl. Dominic A. Ramos, assigned to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, was in Okinawa police custody Saturday after he allegedly stole a bag owned by a 20-year-old Okinawan woman in a bar in Okinawa City, said a spokesman for prefectural police in Okinawa City.

On the island for a vacation, Ramos is suspected of stealing the purse, which contained about 19,000 yen (about $190) cash, around 5:30 a.m. when the woman left her table in a bar in the city’s Uechi district, according to the police report.

The police spokesman said Ramos took off with the purse, and the woman chased after him, shouting, when Ramos was apprehended by an Okinawan man walking nearby and handed over to police officers.

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