Moscow Criminal Investigation Department breaking up criminal Caucasus: gang extorting 20 mln rubles from New Moscow resident defeated
The suspects left the man with his hands tied in the street away from his home, after they found out the victim had no millions.
The General Administration for Combating Extremism of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs and 18th office of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department with the support of SWAT fighters detained two natives of the North Caucasus and a Muscovite. A traumatic gun was seized from one of the detained. The men are suspected of armed attack on 31-year-old native of Omsk, living in the New Moscow district.
As the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported, the criminals has been following their victim in the Vnukovskoe settlement for a long time. They believed the man had a large sum of money. On September 30, they attacked the victim, using weapons and means of disguise, after he had left his house. Men in masks forced him to get into their car and demanded 20 million rubles. When the criminals found out the man had no the money, they tied his hands and left him on the street. The victim managed to escape and get home. When he came to his apartment, he discovered the money disappeared, as well as brand clothing and other valuables. The total damage was estimated at 250 thousand rubles.
The MIA Investigation Department in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts in Moscow initiated a criminal case under Article part 3 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code (Robbery). The suspects have been detained. In addition, investigation is searching for possible accomplices in the case, as well as examine the detained for involvement in other criminal cases.
It is worth noting that some staff changes have been made in the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department recently. As a result of the reshuffle, work of the operational department for combating criminal elements from the Caucasus and Central Asia was enhanced.
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