Stavropol police look for hitmen who blew up businessman in his BMW X6
Stavropol police are looking for hitmen who blew up a businessman in his BMW X6 using an IED. The hitmen drove on a Hummer and may be armed.
The MIA Directorate in the Stavropol region has put the Hummer and the two people inside it on the wanted list. The hitmen are suspected of killing a Stavropol entrepreneur three days ago, according to Lenta.ru's high-ranking local police source.
The assassination occurred at about 2:20 PM on June 21. The BMW X6 blew up on the Staromaryevskoe Highway just outside of Stavropol, according to the Spetskor Telegram channel. There were two people in the car initially, according to eyewitnesses who posted about the incident on the social media. Then, one of them left; nothing happened to him. Meanwhile, the man inside the car suffered burns after the explosion and died.It was initially believed that the explosion was due to a problem with the car, Lenta.ru's source noted. However, experts discovered that an IED had been planted on the car.
The police were able to figure out what happened by interviewing eyewitnesses. The car was parked next to a gas station; there were two people inside, the driver and his passenger.
“The passenger suddenly got out of the car and rushed some ten meters away, and I heard a violent bang,” an eyewitness said. The car got on fire and exploded seconds after that.
The passenger then got into a dark Hummer that had clearly been waiting for him and fled, CCTV footage revealed. The police learned that two people with criminal records use the car. They may be armed.
Eyewitnesses took the victim out of the burning BMW. However, the only thing paramedics could do when they arrived was to pronounce him dead. The victim was identified, but the police decided not to reveal his identity for now.
The MIA Directorate in the Stavropol region put the Hummer and the two people inside it on the wanted list of Stavropol and adjacent regions.