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The Main Administration of the National Police in the Donetsk region is looking for Yurii Voshko (born Aug. 21, 1963, resident of Kostiantynivka) - who is the leader of a gang which committed 40 armed robberies and other crimes.

Censor.NET reports citing the Main Administration of the National Police in the Donetsk region. Four members of the gang have been apprehended as of today..

Voshko is a former district militia officer who resigned in 2003. His gang involved five members. He controlled all the processes, developed the plans of the attacks, and distributed the plunder. The gang has terrorized the residents of the Donetsk region since May 2014.

The gang raided selected houses with firearms and bladed weapons. The intruders penetrated the house under the guise of community service workers. They tied up, beaten and tortured people. They tried to attack when there were only women at home, taking everything valuable including even food.

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One of such attacks took place in Dec. 2015 in the town of Chasiv Yar in the vicinity of Bakhmut. The bandits followed a family and studied their daily routine for a long time, collecting information from the neighbors. They broke into the apartment where a young woman with a year-old baby was at the time. They tied up the mother, stole the money and golden jewelry, and fled. The child was crying in an arena, while the woman was not able to escape.

The officers managed to apprehend two perpetrators of the crime. One of them had been hiding in Russia and was stopped at the border while trying to get in the Luhansk region. Another one was constantly changing the place of residence. The police tracked him in Melekine in the Donetsk region, where he moved from Kyiv.

The criminals confirmed the testimony of other band members and admitted committing a series of robberies and other crimes.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p378858