In each attack, the attackers used physical violence against the victims and threatened with firearms.
The main investigation department of the National Police of Ukraine under the procedural leadership of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) completed pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings against 9 members of the armed gang. According to the press service of the National Police, the attackers committed robberies using a police uniform.
At the same time, attackers deprived the victims of freedom and used physical violence. The amount of material damage is established – more than 11 million hryvnia.
The police noted that the gang members committed robbery attacks on businesses and people during 2015-2017.
“They acted on the territory of Mykolayiv, Zaporozhye and Zhytomyr regions.” The police established the involvement of gang members in six such episodes, in particular, an attack on a jewelry entrepreneur, “the press service added.
In each attack, the attackers used physical violence against the victims and threatened with firearms. In addition, the robbery was accompanied by the illegal deprivation of liberty of the victims.
After the detention of nine members of the armed gang, firearms and ammunition were identified and seized. Now one more, the tenth established member of the gang is on the wanted list.
Earlier in Kharkov, two policemen beat a man in the police station at the Kharkov-Passar station. Later it became known that law enforcement officers were fired.
Also, the criminal case was opened for three patrol officers in Mariupol due to abuse of authority.