Moscow region: last member of Kupavna gang that killed CIT guards in 2009 detained
Seven members of the gang were already sentenced to penalties from 12 years to life imprisonment.
In the Moscow region’s Balashikha, the last member of the Kupavna gang has been detained. In 2009, the gang members killed three cash-in-transit couriers of the Moskva mall, TASS reports referring to MIA Spokesperson Irina Volk. The gang had eight members. Seven members of the gang had been already sentenced to penalties from 12 years to life imprisonment.
“Officers of the Main Bureau of Criminal Investigation and their colleagues from Moscow have detained the last member of the organized criminal group that specialized in committing grave and especially grave crimes on the territory of Moscow and the Moscow region,” Volk said. A preventive measure in the form of confinement has been elected for the detainee.
The gang was formed by school friends in the village of Staraya Kupavna, Moscow region, in 2007. The armed attack on CIT guards that worked in the private security company GBB took place on the territory of the shopping center Moskva in December 2009. The bandits stole 67 million rubles ($1.045 million).
In addition, the ICR established the involvement of the gang in the attack on employees of Torgsbyt in August 2010. One of the company employees was wounded, and another died. The criminals used to also attack people in Moscow and the Moscow region. In August 2012, they beat two Moscow residents and stole 13 million rubles ($202,878) from them. At the time of the detention of the majority of gang members in 2011, it consisted of several residents of the Noginsk district, Moscow region, aged between 29 to 38, mostly unemployed.
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