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Moscow police detain 2 men suspected of robbing house of Russian ballet star

August 30, 2015, 0:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Volochkova’s private house underwent the assault in the small hours of April 29, 2013

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MOSCOW, August 29. /TASS/. Moscow police have detained two men suspected of assaulting and robbing the house of the Russian ballet star and media celebrity Anastasia Volochkova, the chief press officer of the Moscow City Interior Department, Andrei Galiakberov told TASS.

Volochkova’s private house located in the Lianozovo bedroom community in the city’s north underwent the assault in the small hours of April 29, 2013. The robbers beat and tied up the three attendants working on the mansion - two women and a man.

Then they stole the valuables the prima ballerina had been keeping at home and made a getaway.

Volochkova was absent from the house at the time of the assault.

"In the course of investigation, the policemen detained two suspected men in the Tver region," Galiakberov said, adding that the detention took place on Friday.

‘The necessary investigative steps are taken now and the investigators are trying to identify the possible accomplices," he said.

The press service of the Tver region Interior Department told TASS the data on the identities and whereabouts of the suspects had been obtained by policemen in the town of Torzhok. The detention was effectuated by the Tver special task police squad that received assistance from a Moscow police crack unit.

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