Transbaikalian police terrorized trading companies with raids and thefts
8 active members of the gang and 3 of their accomplices will stand trial.
Security forces of the Transbaikalian region defeated the gang, which was engaged in theft and robbery. In the near future, the court will consider the case against eight members of the organized criminal group (OCG) and their three accomplices. It is interesting that five members of the gang had earlier served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and one of them is an active police officer at the time of detention.
The investigation believes that in the period from 2009 to 2015 bandits attacked freight forwarders of trading companies to steal the proceeds. It is established that the raiders carried out two attacks on the trade representatives of the Megapolis-Chita company and stole goods amounting to more than 1 million rubles ($17.780). In November 2015, Chita businessman Alexander K. became the victim of the OCG. They stole more than 800 thousand rubles ($14.200) from him. And in 2011, gang members robbed an employee of the children and youth school of the Olympic reserve, stole money and a car from him. The motor vehicle was subsequently resold by the defendants.
The Prosecutor's Office has already approved the indictment. They are charged under item (a), part 3 of Art. 161 of the Criminal Code (Robbery) and item (a), part 4 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Theft), as well as a number of other articles. Soon the accused will appear before the Central District Court of Chita.
Note that law enforcement agencies have completed the investigation only in respect of some gang members. The rest of the robbers are still waiting for the final charge. The case of the OCG includes more than 40 episodes of criminal activity.
The local Penitentiary Service firmly refused to call what happened in Novosibirsk IK-14 a riot, despite the Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case about it and there is a video proof online.