In Kamchatka Territory, criminal investigation officers detained suspects in robbery attack on post office and in shoplifting

A 44-year-old head of the post office contacted the police. The woman said that an unknown person had burst into the office at the end of the working day, tied the hands of the post-office employee with car ties and, threatening with an object similar to a gun, demanded for the key to the safe. However, there was no money in the safe. The attacker's prize was the mobile phone owned by the post-office employee.

During the operational-search activities, criminal investigation officers established that two persons were involved in the commission of the unlawful act. On suspicion of committing the robbery, the police detained an 18-year-old youth and a 36-year-old previously convicted man, who, by decision of the court, was already under administrative supervision.

As the investigators found, the eldest of the suspects suggested that a large amount of money could be in the post office. The younger one decided that he could take possession of the money kept in the post office. For several days, the offenders monitored the actions of postal employees and found out that by evening only one employee remained in the premises. The young man bought a wig in the store, car ties and a fake gun. On the appointed day, the senior comrade brought him to the post office, and left for the purpose of keeping secrecy (the car should not have registered by security cameras).

After committing the unlawful act, the attacker threw out the fake gun, the wig and the stolen mobile phone.

The day before, the suspects were detained by police.

In the course of further work, the investigators found that the same men were involved in a theft. In December 2018, at night they penetrated into one of the stores located in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and stole a metal safe, which contained a large amount in rubles, 19 thousand in foreign currency, as well as a gold chain. The total material damage amounted to 1 954 738 rubles.

Criminal proceedings were instituted on the fact of the attack on the post office on the grounds of a crime stipulated by part 2 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Robbery”, on the fact of theft from the store, stipulated by part 4 of Art. 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Theft”. At the request of the Investigative Administration of the MIA of Russia Administration for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the suspects were arrested, they would wait for a court decision in the pre-trial detention center.

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