Moscow Intelligence chases serial car thieves
The gang was engaged in stealing expensive American-made cars.
Two gang members engaged in car hijacking in the capital were aggressively resisting the arrest and officers were forced to use weapons and chase the criminals.
The Moscow Criminal Investigation Department has recently traced the serial car thieves and decided to conduct a special operation to detain them. The Special Rapid Deployment Force was involved. Hijackers were collared after they committed another crime. Two suspects were trying to escape on a Subaru forcing the officers to start chasing them and use weapons; one of the officers fired in the air.
Detainees were born in a neighboring country. Now aged 38 and 40 they were the gang’s backbone. The gang was solely engaged in stealing American-made cars. At the time of their arrest they were trying to transfer a car they stole earlier in Krylatskie Holmy Street to the outskirts of Moscow. All in all the gang has hijacked 10 automobiles, said the press service with the Moscow Central Board.
The searches at the criminals’ homes showed sets of state registration numbers, lock opening equipment and other tools the hijackers used. Currently, both of the offenders are arrested under part 3 of Art. 91 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a criminal case has been initiated under part 3 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code (Theft). The other members of the gang are being searched for.