Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
Criminal investigation officers of the MIA of Russia Division for the Zamoskvorechye District suppressed the activities of a group, whose members were suspected of a robbery attack.
“Director general of one of the companies applied to the territorial police division. He said that a young man, who had previously worked in his company, with his accomplices were planning a robbery attack on him. The suspects planned to steal passwords to e-wallets, in which large sums of money were kept. As an instrument of crime, they intended to use arms and potent drugs,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
Operatives staged that the director of the company fell asleep in his apartment. Believing that everything was going according to the schedule, the organizer of the group entered the apartment and was detained by the police. The suspects turned to be a 21-year-old resident of the Moscow Region. As a result of further operational search activities, the detainee’s accomplices – three men aged from 18 to 36, two of whom had a criminal record, were detained.
“During the personal search of the suspects and during searches at their places of residence, the police found two Makarov pistols, a submachine gun and a Glock pistol with cartridges,” said I. Volk.
Based on this fact, the investigating authorities of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Central Administrative District initiated criminal cases on the grounds of the crimes provided for by paragraphs “a” and “b” of part 4 of Article 162 and part 2 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Placement to custody was selected by court as the preventive measure for the suspects.