In Leningrad Region, police solved a multimillion-dollar theft from temple

“Officers of the MIA of Russia GA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, together with colleagues from the Vyborgsky District, solved a resonant crime. About a month ago, the abbess of a convent contacted the police. Mother Superior reported that an offender entered the temple in the village of Leninskoye and stole a box containing donations from parishioners, as well as crosses, chains and pendants made of precious metals, worth in total about 3 million rubles.

Based on this fact, the Investigation unit of the MIA of Russia Administration for the Vyborgsky District of the Leningrad Region initiated a criminal case under part 4 of Article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

As a result of operational-search measures, the suspect was detained by police in the village of Sosnovy Bor. The 28-year-old unemployed man lived in the house of his acquaintance, with whom he had previously served his sentence in prison. It was established that over the past few months he was on the federal wanted list on charges of committing a crime under part 2 of Article 228 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. There is reason to believe that the suspect could be involved in similar crimes.

Currently, a preventive measure is being selected for him and further steps to establish all the circumstances of the incident are being taken. A part of the stolen was seized,” said the official spokesperson for the Russian MIA Irina Volk.

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