KIEV, March 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Police have detained 38 armed raiders who broke into a bank office in Moskovskaya Street in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, overnight to Thursday, the press service of the main department of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry in Kiev reported.
According to law enforcement agencies, young people in camouflage wear and masks, armed with clubs and knives, broke into the bank office at night. It is not reported which bank office was raided.
“Bank security guards managed to lock up themselves in the well-protected office and called the police. Three patrols of the Ukrainian Security Service, including police commandoes Titan arrived at the crime scene. A patrol of special task force Sokol [Falcon] also came to the incident site. Police have penetrated the bank building and detained the robbers several minutes later. They [perpetrators] laid down arms voluntarily. All confiscated weapons were brought for an expertise,” press secretary of the country’s Security Service Svetlana Pavlovskaya said.
In her words, three Kalashnikov assault rifles, around 20 Makarov pistols, a hunting carbine Saiga, knives, clubs and an electric-powered saw were confiscated from the attackers.
All offenders were identified as Ukrainian citizens. CCTV footage are to be taken from the crime scene to study the details of the crime. A criminal case was opened for premeditated property damage. However, the charge may be changed.