A group of four young men have been detained by police on suspicion of breaking into a shop in Straseni. The suspects, aged between 16 and 25, residents of Chisinau and Anenii Noi, stole five tablets worth about 25 000 lei.

According to a statement, issued by the General Inspectorate of Police, in the night of 27 December, police were alerted about the theft. It was established that the suspects entered the store by breaking the windows and managed to steal the items.

Shortly after that, the suspects were identified. Two of them were detained, while traveling in an automobile on Calea Basarabiei Street in Chisinau, the other two were detained at home. One suspect had been recently released from Prison No. 5 - Cahul, convicted for similar offenses. Following the search of the car, police officers found and seized the stolen goods, intended for sale.

Two of the young men were detained for 72 hours, and the other two are investigated at large.

A criminal case for theft was initiated in this respect and the suspects face up to four years of imprisonment. 

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