St. Petersburg: three car thieves get arrested
The suspects came to crime scenes in a stolen car.
St. Petersburg police detained three members of a criminal group hijacking expensive cars. The investigation considers 35-year-old Mikhail Butsev, who has several criminal records, the leader of the gang. According to police, the criminals came to the crime scenes in a stolen Nissan Murano, Fontanka writes.
The investigating authorities instituted criminal cases on thefts (part 4 of article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and combined them into one proceeding. Searches and detentions were carried out on August 22. Parcels for car ignition, mobile phones, money and the Nissan Murano were seized from the suspects.
According to the case file, on July 2, the suspects hijacked a Nissan Murano, and on July 24, a Lexus ES250. To do this, it took only four and nine minutes, respectively. Yet it took half an hour to steal an Infiniti QX.