Germany extradites leader of organized crime group who organized raid on bank to Russia
After the crime was committed, Kobakhidze managed to escape from the investigation and was put on the international wanted list.
Germany extradited the alleged organizer of a bank raid committed in St. Petersburg in 2009 to Russia, by the press service of the Russian Prosecutor General reported.
Georgy Kobakhidze is charged with with the crimes under para. “a” and “b” of part 4 of Article 162 CCRF (robbery committed by an organized group on an especially large scale).
According to investigators, he created and led an organized criminal group to which he recruited seven more people.
After that, Kobakhidze arrived at the bank, where he rented an individual safe under a fake passport. On the way to the cell, the man studied the location of the premises inside the credit institution, as well as the arrangement of security guards and video cameras.
Three days later, he returned to the bank with accomplices. Entering the storehouse accompanied by an employee, Kobakhidze attacked him, fastened him to a grate and took the keys. After that, he called accomplices on the radio – together they opened twenty safes using a crowbar, from where they took 23 million rubles ($ 353,000).
After the crime was committed, Kobakhidze managed to escape from the investigation and was put on the international wanted list. The criminal was detained in Germany.