Security forces raided cottage of Lera Sumskoy 

Security forces raided cottage of Lera Sumskoy
Sergey Lysenko (Lera Sumskoy)

The Main Directorate of the National Police in Sumskoy region said that "it was necessary to conduct a search for a long time ago."

One of the authoritative thieves in law, living in Ukraine, came to the attention of law enforcement. According to local media, on the eve the cottage, which is located in the city of Sumy (north-east of Ukraine), of the kingpin Sergey Lysenko, better known in the criminal world under nickname Lera Sumskoy, was raided with a search warrant.

Law enforcement agencies of Ukraine have already commented on the event. The Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Sumskoy region said that "it was necessary to conduct a search for a long time ago” and added that Lera Sumskoy is suspected of covering racket of major criminal groups that engaged in theft of vehicles.

Дом Сумского

Photo: House of Sumskoy

It is known that the search in the house of the thief in law took place within a few hours. On the fate of the Lysenko it is not reported.

According to the CrimeRussia, 61-year-old thief in law Sergey Lysenko is the underboss in the Sumskoy region. Lysenko was crowned in 1993 in Sumskoy restaurant Vechornytsi. After the deportation of the kingpin Antimos in 2009 and the death of Mamed in 2011, Lysenko became the most important figure in the thieves' movement in Ukraine.

Last time he was detained at the beginning of March 2013 in Moscow, where he arrived on the thieves’ meeting. Together with him it was arrested another authoritative citizen of Ukraine - Andrey Nedzelskiy aka Nedelya. Then it was reported that Moscow Criminal Intelligence’s officers held a preventive conversation with visitors, after which both left Russia.

It is noteworthy that in September 2014 in the Sumskoy region the Directorate for Combating Organised Crime officers caught a local resident, who kept in his garage 43 elite motorcycle, presumably - stolen in the EU. According to operative data, 51-year-old resident of Sumy had previously done time for stealing a vehicle and had the support of Lysenko.

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