In the Moscow region, a fraudster disguised as a social worker stole 120,000 rubles from a 97-year-old pensioner. This was announced on Thursday, September 15, by the head of the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the region, Tatyana Petrova.
“Employees of the criminal investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Khimki city district, as a result of operational-search measures, detained a previously convicted 50-year-old resident of the Vladimir region, suspected of stealing money from a worker in the home front of the Great Patriotic War,” the Moskva city news agency quoted Petrova as saying.
It was established that the attacker, under the guise of a social worker, entered the apartment of a 97-year-old woman and stated that it was necessary to exchange old-style banknotes for new ones.
The pensioner brought savings for the “census” of banknote numbers and their exchange, and the detainee distracted the victim’s attention and stole 120 thousand rubles, after which she disappeared.
A criminal case has been opened on theft. The suspect was detained in Odintsovo. The woman has been taken into custody. The police are checking her for involvement in similar crimes in the Khimki city district, the Federal News Agency notes.
On September 9, it became known that in the Moscow region, police detained two suspects in the theft of car wheels in the amount of 180 thousand rubles. The police assume that the detainees are involved in similar crimes in the cities of Pushkino, Zhukovsky, Chekhov and Ramenskoye.