Police detained suspects in a series of armed assaults, robberies and thefts in Moscow suburbs

Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English

“Criminal investigators of the MIA of Russia GA for the Moscow Region, together with colleagues from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, suppressed the activity of a group of people suspected of committing a series of robbery attacks, robberies and thefts,” said the official representative of the MIA of Russia Irina Volk.
It was established that in the period from June 2016 to November 2018, the offenders penetrated into the homes of citizens and, at gunpoint, tied up the victims. Applying physical violence to the owners, they learned where valuables were kept. Offenders stole money, jewelry, expensive watches and bank cards and disappeared.
“Currently, circumstances of 6 armed assaults against private households of citizens, 4 thefts and one robbery committed by the offenders in the Istrinsky and Krasnogorsky districts of the Moscow Region are being established. The preliminary damage amounted to about 11 million rubles. The investigating bodies of the MIA of Russia GA for the Moscow Region initiated criminal cases on the grounds of crimes provided for by Articles 158, 161 and 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” said Irina Volk.
“As a result of operational search activities in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, four men aged between 26 and 33 were detained. During searches at their places of residence, 8 pieces of cold arms, 15 cell phones and more than 30 SIM cards were seized. Also, the police discovered a part of the stolen property: 35 jewelries and 12 watches. Currently, the suspects have been taken to Moscow,” the MIA Spokesperson added.
Placement to custody was selected as the preventive measure for the detainees.
Further investigative actions and other activities aimed at establishing the accomplices and identifying additional episodes of their illegal activities are being carried out.
All those who suffered from the illegal actions of the detainees, please contact us by phones: 8(495)-609-49-71, 8(495)-609-77-06.