Police detain gardener in case of burglary in home of Prosecutor General's Office puppeteer
Alexey Prisekaru is suspected of having helped the bandits to get into the investigator's property.
Police have detained the gardener Alexey Prisekaru in the case concerning the burglary in the house of General Lyseiko, the former head of the Prosecutor General's Office for priority cases. The gardener is suspected of having helped the bandits to get into the investigator's property, according to REN-TV.
The house of the former security official was robbed late on July 17. Three masked men broke into the property, beat and tied up the gardener and force-entered the house. They attacked Lyseiko, who was inside and left him lying tied up on the floor. The criminals also reportedly killed two of his dogs.
Then the crooks used a metal detector to find a cache in the garden with $20.000 of cash and jewelry of unspecified worth.
Investigators note that the robbers had a very good idea of the property plan. They had known about the hiding place and came with metal detectors. Besides, they immobilized the residents and turned off a receiver in the boiler room, making it impossible for the investigators to see the surveillance footage later.
Friends of the general and also those of his gardener were among the primary suspects. According to MK, the brother of Prisekaru's friend is a Kursk kingpin, so the gardener must have been detained until the background check is over.
Vladimir Lyseiko is known for being the one who investigated the cases of Yukos and Vladimir Gusinsky, as well as a number of the State Customs Committee employees and some MIA officials. Lyseiko resigned in 2006.