Investigators have completed a criminal investigation into the fact of robbery attack at a store in the Republic of Mari El

The investigative unit of the Investigation Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Mari El completed the investigation of the criminal case, the defendants of which are charged with attacking the administrator of a shopping center in Volzhsk and stealing a metal safe containing 5.5 million rubles.

It was preliminarily established that the defendants had selected the object for robbery in advance and developed an action plan. To this end, they arrived in the Mari El Republic from Moscow.

On July 2, 2018, the offenders came to the mall after it was closed. A guard let them in. One of the visitors remained with him in the lobby, while the rest went to the administrator on the second floor. There they attacked the man: they started striking and kicking him and used a stunner. Then they began strangling him with a belt, demanding to give them the keys to the safe. The guard, hearing cries for help, ran to the sales area. However, the guest who had remained with him grabbed him and knocked the guard to the floor. After tying his hands with a belt, he joined his accomplices. Unable to find the key, the accomplices took money from two cash registers, picked a cell phone lying on the counter and a metal safe with trade proceeds of 5.5 million rubles in it and headed for the exit. However, the door turned to be locked. As it turned out, the guard, freed himself from the belt, ran out into the street and turned for help to passers-by, who called the police. Having dropped their loot, the attackers tried to escape. Three of them managed to leave in a car, and the fourth was detained.

In the course of operational-search measures, officers of the Criminal Investigation Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Republic of Mari El identified other suspects of the crime. They were detained by operatives in collaboration with colleagues from the MIA of Russia GA for Criminal Investigation in Moscow.

At present, the materials of the criminal case, initiated on grounds of the crime, provided for by paragraph “b” of part 4 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Robbery”, with an indictment have been sent to court for consideration on the merits. Placement to custody was selected as the preventive measure for all the detainees.

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