Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
Officers of the MIA of Russia GA for Criminal Investigation together with criminal investigators of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Tver Region, the MIA of Russia Administration for the Novgorod Region, and the MIA of Russia Division for the Bologovsky District detained suspects in a series of robberies and robbery attacks.
It was established that from December 2017 to November 2018 the police received statements from residents of the Novgorod and Tver regions about robberies committed against them. Two men at night, penetrated into the homes of pensioners most often through windows. Threatening with a knife or an ax, they tied up the hosts and beat them. After that, they took money from the victims, mobile phones and fled.
Criminal investigations into the facts were initiated on the grounds of a crime stipulated by part 2 of Article 161 and part 3 of Article 162 of the RF Criminal Code.
As a result of the operational search activities, two previously convicted men born in 1980 and 1977 were detained. To date, the circumstances of 7 attacks on people of retirement age in the Novgorod Region and 5 in the Tver Region committed by the suspects have been established.
Placement to custody was selected by court as the preventive measure for the suspects. Currently investigative and other measures aimed at identifying additional episodes of the suspects’ criminal activity are being implemented.