MOSCOW, December 7 (Itar-Tass) — Head of the Main Moscow Interior Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Anatoly Yakunin has rewarded the man, who assisted in finding Ignat Ogleznev, aged 9.
The head of the Moscow police gave Vladimir Nikolayev, who helped to detect the whereabouts of the child, the 100,000 rouble gratuity and thanked him officially in the written form, the press service of the Moscow police told ITAR-TASS on Friday.
Olga Oglezneva turned to a law enforcement agency on December 3 and said her 9-year old son Ignat was missing. According to the mother, the boy left school but never came home.
The day before a man came to a police precinct stating he had allegedly seen a boy, resembling the one reported missing, in the company of an elderly woman near the “Petrovskaya-Razumovskaya” metro station. Vladimir took several shots with his mobile phone camera and followed the two of them to the dwelling house in Korneychuk Street. After that he phoned the police (02) and waited for the officers to come.
Overnight from Thursday to Friday the law enforcement officers discovered the boy in a flat of a 59-year old Muscovite in a dwelling house, Korneychuk Street. No harm has been done to the child and he was given over to the parents.
Investigation is underway to clear out why the woman allowed the boy to stay at her place and did not turn to police for help.