Officers of the Department for combating organized crimes in Ternopil region detained three fiends
who had abducted a 23-years old local resident and violently demanded him a big
amount of money.
About abduction of the man
reported to police his girlfriend, from whom attackers wanted to get 250 000 hryvnias and documents for their apartment.
Police officers quickly
located the victim; he was kept in a closed warehouse placed on the garret of
the building. Law enforcement officers released the hostage and detained his
As it turned out, a
criminal group was organized by a 33 years old director of one local private
company where, by the way, the victim worked. For committing that crime he has
involved two more managers of his firm.
Threatening to kill the man,
attackers demanded the woman by phone to pay them a ransom for debt, which
supposedly the victim had to return them.
Proving their intention offenders
did not give food and water and all the time applied to the victim strikes and
threatened him to use a weapon. At night the man was locked in a room and
threatening with murder they ordered him to not even try to escape.
Because the woman
immediately asked for help of law enforcement officers the hostage spent in
captivity only one day.
Police have seized from
malefactors three cars, five mobile phones and a gun "PMR", designed
to shoot rubber bullets, which they used for committing criminal acts.
Now the attackers are
accused in commitment of an offense under part 2 of art. 146
of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Sanction of that article provides for
imprisonment of up to five years.
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