Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
“Officers of the MIA for the Republic of Bashkortostan detained the suspects in a robbery attack on one of the jewelry stores in Ufa. The stolen jewelry worth about 500 thousand rubles were seized,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk.
Earlier, two masked men ran into the jewelry salon, located on the Prospect of October in Ufa. One of them sprayed the contents of a gas can in the direction of the personnel, and the second smashed the showcase with a hammer and stole gold jewelry. Then both raiders ran out into the neighboring courtyard, where they were waited by an accomplice with a car, and disappeared.
On this fact a criminal case was initiated on the grounds of the crime stipulated by Article 162 of the RF Criminal Code.
“As a result of operational search activities, the police established the whereabouts of one of the suspects and detained him. In the garage of the 25-year-old local resident the police found the stolen jewelry. Soon other participants in the unlawful act were detained, including the alleged organizer. With respect to the four defendants, the court selected a preventive measure in the form of remand in custody. Their accomplice is under a written undertaking not to leave the place,” added Irina Volk.
Stolen jewelry will be returned to the rightful owners in the near future.