MOSCOW, March 16 – RIA Novosti. Police detained a suspect who attacked three financial institutions with weapons in St. Petersburg on Monday, Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk said.
She noted that in the morning an unknown person entered the premises of the microfinance organization and, threatening the employees with a knife, took about 20 thousand rubles. A little later, in the afternoon, he came to the bank on Efimov Street and stole about five thousand rubles “under the threat of an object that looked like a pistol.” Two hours later, a man attacked the office of another microfinance organization with a pistol and took two thousand rubles. “During the hot pursuit, the operatives of the criminal investigation department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Admiralteisky district of St. Petersburg established that all three attacks were committed by one person. “, – said the Wolf.
As it turned out, the man had already been sought for the same crime committed last week. On March 11, two people came to the premises of a microfinance organization on Sennaya Square with a “knife-like object” and took about 50 thousand rubles. After that, the investigators opened a case under article “Robbery” of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The wolf stressed that at first they detained an accomplice in the crime committed on March 11. He was found in an apartment in the Leningrad region. A little later, the second defendant was also detained, who attacked the organizations on Monday. Both men are 22-year-old natives of Vladikavkaz.
“At present, the accomplices have been brought to the territorial police department for procedural actions,” concluded an official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.