Moscow region detains luxury cars thieves
The criminals used special equipment for opening doors and starting the engine. In total, they stole seven cars with a total value of more than 20 million rubles ($297.000).
In Krasnogorsk, four men between 29 and 38 years of age are arrested, they are suspected of a series of car thefts of premium-class cars worth more than 20 million rubles. Official representative of the Ministry of Interior Irina Volk reported this. Two of the alleged carjackers are arrested, two more are under recognizance not to leave.
The officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Moscow region together with colleagues from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Krasnogorsk conducted the detention. According to the investigation, the thieves stole cars using special equipment for opening the lock and starting the engine. Most of the vehicles were either in underground parking or parked near residential buildings.
In total, they stole seven cars with a total value of more than 20 million rubles ($297.000). A criminal case was initiated over Theft (Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). It is reported that one of the alleged hijackers was put on the federal wanted list.
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