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BRYANSK, March 20 (Itar-Tass) —— The search for a 9-month girl, who was kidnapped in Bryansk on March 11, was futile so far. Meanwhile, more than 70 wanted criminals were detained in the police search for the child in the region. Seven detained criminals were on the wanted lists in Ukraine, Belarus and Armenia. The whereabouts of 110 missing people was found, the press service of the Bryansk regional police department told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
More than 1,000 policemen are searching for Anya Shkaptsova. The officers of the Russian Investigation Committee, the Federal Security Service, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Border Service, customs services, regional and district administrations, public organisations and residents in the Bryansk Region are involved in the search operation. The identity profiles for the lost girl are sent to all Russian regions and neighbouring countries.
During the search over 460 policemen have checked over 2,000 Gypsies, who live in the Bryansk Region, over 500 Gypsy families, over 700 underage people, including 88 children under one year.
The police urged residents in the region to show vigilance and immediately inform about some suspicious actions, particularly if childless people begin to buy children’s food and clothes. According to a theory, the child could be kidnapped by a childless family with mental disorders.
The information that can help in the search for the girl will be awarded with one million roubles with the caller to remain unnamed. The criminals, who will bring the child back voluntarily, are guaranteed to be relieved from criminal responsibility.