Kremlin says world chess tournaments should go as planned despite FIDE’s presidential rowSport March 27, 19:32
Ukrainian politician says Kiev turns deaf ear to public pleas to end Donbass blockadeWorld March 27, 19:17
Serbia to get Russian MiG-29 fighter jets 'within weeks'Military & Defense March 27, 18:51
Putin wants Russian Guard to ensure security at FIFA World CupMilitary & Defense March 27, 18:35
Russia's Novatek to invest almost $417 million in shipyard for Arctic projectsBusiness & Economy March 27, 18:34
Expert notes China’s new Silk Road plan should address geopoliticsWorld March 27, 18:03
Russia's most bloodthirsty serial killersWorld March 27, 17:36
UK foreign secretary postpones visit to MoscowWorld March 27, 17:33
Putin to discuss steps to improve living standards in Arctic at international forumBusiness & Economy March 27, 17:18
MOSCOW, December 23 (Itar-Tass) —— A criminal, who took hostage the female employees of the bank Trust in Kaluga turned out to be an unsuccessful businessman with big debts, the Russian Investigation Committee reported on Sunday.
Threatening with the gun and claiming for having an explosive device, a 46-year-old resident of the Medyn district, took hostage two female employees of the bank on Saturday afternoon at the bank office on the Victory Square in Kaluga. The third female employee managed to go up unnoticed on the second floor and inform about the hostage taking by phone. The hostage taker demanded 15 million roubles and a car, but the hostages were released and the man was injured in the leg in the special police operation.
“He was given the medical aid. According to the medical diagnosis the suspected bank raider can be kept at the detention centre. The man was detained. He is in an emotionally submissive condition and refused from testimony. According to the preliminary reports, the detainee was engaged in business activities, had big debts that made him commit the crime,” the Investigation Committee said.
The criminal case was opened under Article 206 Part 2 of the Criminal Code for hostage taking.
The scope of expertises was scheduled. The court will consider a request for putting the suspect in custody.