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Three Americans, including an airman first class assigned to Camp Zama and the civilian husband of a Yokota Air Base servicemember, have been indicted in connection with the robberies of two women in the Yokohama area in May, Japanese prosecutors said Tuesday.

Moses Richard Emmanuel, 21, a dependent living at Yokota, and Mewe-Pira Oritsejolomi Oretemi Alize, a 25-year-old American who lives in Fujisawa City and has no ties to the U.S. military, were arrested June 14. Airman 1st Class Johnny Christopher Warford, 22, questioned and released at the time of the arrests, was handed back over to Japanese authorities Monday, said a spokesman for the Yokohama District Public Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the indictment issued Monday, the suspects are charged with robbery and robbery resulting in bodily injury stemming from a pair of incidents in Yokohama City’s Kanagawa ward.

Capt. Lisa Gorog of the 374th Airlift Wing’s Staff Judge Advocate office at Yokota confirmed Warford and Emmanuel were indicted. They face one count each of robbery and robbery resulting in bodily injury — along with a charge of acting as co-principals during the May 13 incident.

Warford, assigned to a 374th Communications Squadron detachment at Camp Zama, is being detained at the Kohoku Police Station in Yokohama, she said. Emmanuel remains in custody at the Yamato Police Station. He and Alize have been in Japanese police custody since their June 14 arrests, Japanese police officials said.

Japanese authorities have full jurisdiction in the matter, Gorog said.

Around 3 a.m. on May 13, the three attempted to rob two women talking on the street, according to the indictment. The trio is accused of stealing 50,000 yen (about $457) and $62 in cash from a 37-year-old woman and trying to lift the bag of a 32-year-old woman who suffered head and facial injuries in an ensuing struggle.

Emmanuel and Alize are accused of knocking down the 37-year-old woman at a building entrance in Yokohama City, then stealing her handbag, a Kanagawa police spokesman said after the June arrests. Later that morning, they attempted to steal the 32-year-old woman’s handbag, the spokesman said. When she resisted, he said, they reportedly slammed her head into a glass door, causing head and facial bruises.

Col. Scott Goodwin, 374th Airlift Wing commander, said Tuesday that base officials are helping Japanese authorities in the investigation.

“The U.S. Air Force will not tolerate this type of misconduct,” he said. “We are fully cooperating with the Japanese officials to bring these individuals to justice.”

The Yokohama District Court has not announced a trial date.

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