Ethnic gang members complicit in robberies caught in Moscow region
The bandits raided a villa in the city of Dedovsk, where, threatening the owner with weapons, they stole a safe and other valuable things.
The Moscow region saw the detention of six citizens of one of the neighboring countries at the age of 21 to 27 years. They are suspected of committing thefts and robberies, the press service of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
Thus, according to investigators, the gangsters raided on the detached house in the city of Dedovsk, where, threatening the owner with weapons, they stole the safe and other valuable things. The damage amounted to about 450 thousand rubles ($6.7 thousand), said the Head of the press service of the Main Directorate of the Russian Interior Ministry for the Moscow region, Tatyana Petrova.
According to her, the suspects were rounded up at a place of temporary residence in Moscow. During the searches, 8 masks with eyeholes, part of the stolen property, objects visually similar to weapons and ammunition were seized from them. In addition, a vehicle used for committing crimes was also discovered at the detainees’ place of residence and seized.
The detainees, according to the Interior Ministry, are complicit in at least another three thefts in Chekhov. The total damage exceeds 750 thousand rubles ($11.2 thousand).
Criminal proceedings were initiated under Art. 158 (Theft) and Art. 162 (Robbery) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The sanctions of these articles provide for a maximum penalty of imprisonment for up to 10 and 15 years, respectively.
All suspects have been imprisoned, and the seized weapons have been sent for examination.
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