"Five Georgian nationals snatched away a bag with a large sum from a family couple at gunpoint. When they were hitting that woman and breaking the man's hand, none of them could think that they would be handcuffed within an hour," the law enforcer said.
"On November 14, near the entrance to the showroom at Stepan Bandera Avenue, the perpetrators were on the watch for a man and a woman who intended to purchase a car. Applying threats and physical force, they took away their bag with 3.5 million hryvnia (about $132,075) in cash," the Kyiv Prosecutor's Office press service reported.
The criminals have been detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine. The law enforcers seized weapons, balaclavas, cellphones, and cars. "Now we know for sure that they are complicit in three similar crimes. Although we also realize they have committed over ten attacks. We are working on an evidence base," Kryshchenko added.