The SBI exposed a gang in Dnipro that was engaged in robbery under the guise of territorial defense (VIDEO)
The SBI, together with the National Police of Ukraine, exposed and served suspicion notices to the gang members involved in the robbery.
The seven residents of Dnipro posed as servicemen of the city's territorial defense and extorted money from their victims.
The criminals primarily attacked citizens at their homes. They tortured the victims, demanding money and valuable property.'
They broke down the door and entered the victims' homes in one case. They started beating the residents of the apartment and demanding USD 2 thousand. The attackers drilled into the victim's arm with his own screwdriver to obtain the money. They then searched the apartment and took everything they liked.
After failing to obtain the money, the gang members bound the victims' hands and led them to garages, where they continued to beat them and demand cash.
Following the commission of the crimes, the suspects divided the looted property among themselves and disposed of it at their leisure.
Within the framework of the criminal proceedings, 21 searches were conducted, a large number of weapons, ammunition, explosives, victims' belongings seized during the commission of crimes, and evidence of illegal activities were seized.
The issue of choosing custody as a form of detention is being decided.
With the support of the National Police's Internal Investigation Department, the involvement of police officers in concealing a grave and especially grave crime (Part 3 of Art. 365, Part 1 of Art. 396 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) is being checked.
Seven people were served a notice of suspicion on the facts of illegal deprivation of liberty causing physical suffering to the victims, committed by prior conspiracy, robbery under martial law, as well as extortion (Part 2 Article 146, Part 4 Article 187, Part 4 Article 189 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The sanction of the article provides for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years with confiscation of property.
Procedural guidance is provided by the Prosecutor General's Office.