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PERM, March 29 (Itar-Tass) — Practically 1,500 people are involved in the search for a six-year-old boy kidnapped in the Perm Region, sources from the regional department of the Investigative Committee told Tass on Thursday.
“At the present moment, a large-scale search operation continues. A total of 1,250 police are engaged in it, as well as staffers of the Perm region’s Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee, the regional FSB department, the emergencies ministry’s main department, volunteers, the public – all in all 1,400 people,” they said.
Over 300 residents of the neighborhood, where the abducted boy lives, have been interviewed. Specialists examine web-camera data, kindergarten documents. A facial composite of the suspect has been created.
An unidentified woman abducted Ilya, 6, from a kindergarten in the town of Krasnokamsk at around 13:00, local time, /11:00, Moscow time/ on March 27. The boy's mother reported his disappearance in the evening.
The SK circulated the posters and description of the missing boy and the suspected abductor. It said the child is about 7, height 125-130 cm, medium build, straight light brown hair, close haircut, large brown eyes. The child is unable to pronounce the Russian "r" properly, and is quite sociable. The woman might be aged 18 to 20, height 160 cm, dark shoulder-length hair. She was clad in a black sport jacket and black jeans.
At present, investigative bodies are trying to establish the whereabouts of the child, and the persons involved in his abduction. A criminal case was opened over the fact of kidnapping.
Perm region’s authorities announced a one-million-rouble award for information about the whereabouts of kidnapped boy Ilya Yaropolov. The money will be supplied from the governor's reserve fund.
Director of the regional department of the Investigative Committee Marina Zabbarova has asked the person who kidnapped the child to immediately return the boy to the parents or law-enforcement bodies. According to a Note to Article 126 of the Criminal Code, the person who sets the abducted person free of his own accord, is exempt from criminal responsibility.