MIL OSI – Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Robbery suspects were captured by police in Southern Administrative District of Moscow
“Criminal investigation policemen of the Administration of Internal Affairs for the Southern Administrative District of the Russian MIA General Administration for Moscow captured the persons suspected of having robbed a citizen. According to the preliminary information, the malefactors had poured a psychotropic substance into the victim’s drink,” said Russian MIA official representative Irina Volk.
“The man complained to the Russian MIA Division for the Nagatinsky Zaton District of Moscow about the theft of his money and personal belongings. According to the victim, he had got acquainted with a young couple in a café at one of the railway terminals of Moscow. In the course of the talk, the new acquaintances had proposed the man to accompany him to the airport from where he was to set out for a business trip. On the way in a shared taxi, the victim had suddenly felt sick. Already losing consciousness, he had felt that somebody had been taking the jewelry from his hand. The man had recovered himself only in the hospital and had found out that he had been robbed of his cash, jewelry, documents, and personal belongings. Doctors revealed an unknown psychotropic substance in the victim’s blood. According to the investigators, it had been added to the victim’s drink by the malefactors,” said Irina Volk.
The financial damage had exceeded 250 thousand rubles. The authorities initiated a criminal case on that fact based on essential elements of a crime stipulated by Article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
In the course of the investigation and search activities, policemen captured the persons involved in that offense in a house in Sudostroitelnaya Street. Those are two residents of the Perm Territory aged 38 and 31. Policemen detected a part of the stolen property and seized it from them.
By the moment, the detained persons’ actions have been reclassified subject to Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The court imposed restraint in the form of pre-trial detention on the suspects.
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