As reported by Censor.NET citing the Interior Ministry’s Communications Department, the perpetrators were detained just before they committed another crime - attack on a private house. Nine persons including two individuals in police uniforms were detained. Firearms and ammunition were seized from them. The criminals were detained by squads of various law enforcement agencies including the SBU.
“The police investigators, prosecutors, and SBU operatives were involved in the apprehension. Why was the SBU involved? Because almost all ring members were natives of Donetsk. And we have collected evidence substantiated by the investigation that they repeatedly travelled to the ‘DPR’,” the agency said.
As reported, 30 kilograms of jewelry were taken from Vinnytsia jewelers in the armed robbery that took place on the Zhytomyr – Mohyliv-Podilsky highway. The jewelers’ Volkswagen was blocked by several cars after which the attackers pulled the driver out of the vehicle and wounded the passenger.