In Petersburg have detained OPG, hunted robbery and extortion

© A frame from the video IC RFV St. Petersburg detained members of the criminal group suspected of kidnapping, extortion and aggravated assault. 27 Feb 2018In Petersburg have detained OPG, hunted robbery and extortion© video Frame of the RF IC

Spetsnaz FSB «Grad» in the night of Tuesday have detained in St. Petersburg for seven participants of criminal group, which included people from Chechnya, which has long been engaged in robbery, looting and extortion, told RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies.

«During the operation to arrest the bandits tried to resist, which was quickly broken by the special forces of regional Department of the FSB «Grad»,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to the source, «we are talking about a sustainable criminal group, which included natives of the Chechen Republic, part of which had already been brought to criminal responsibility.»

The source noted that the criminal group operated in St. Petersburg for a long time, specializing in violent crimes: aggravated assault, robbery, extortion. Among the victims – businessmen, including those from local ethnic communities.

Department of the Investigative Committee of Saint-Petersburg filed against seven suspects criminal case under articles «Kidnapping» and «Robbery», the press service of the Ministry.

According to the SC, while the detainee was charged only one episode. According to investigators, in November 2017 at one of the restaurants in the shopping center «Gallery» the attackers surrounded the businessman, threatened a gun and demanded 500 thousand rubles, searched, and seized 37 thousand rubles, car keys and Bank card, forcing him to tell her pin code.

Then, according to the Agency, the partners withdrew from the Bank card 23 thousand rubles, brought the victim to the underground Parking, where was brutally beaten and left for his car Hyundai Creta. The investigation established that the attackers then forcibly put the victim in a vehicle and delivered to one of the houses along the Ligovskiy Prospekt, and there took his watch and a mobile phone worth about 55 thousand rubles.

On request of criminals the man called his friends and relatives who have asked the money for release. After the partners have received 150 thousand rubles, they released stolen, according to investigators.

During a search of the house the attackers seized a pistol, six traumatic gun «signs of alteration to the use of live ammunition,» the statement reads.

The RIA Novosti source added that the detainees are incriminated a crime is likely to be not the only one, in the future they will show other episodes.

© A frame from the video IC RFV St. Petersburg detained members of the criminal group suspected of kidnapping, extortion and aggravated assault. 27 Feb 2018In Petersburg have detained OPG, hunted robbery and extortion© a frame from the video IC RFV St. Petersburg detained members of the criminal group suspected of kidnapping, extortion and aggravated assault. 27 Feb 2018

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