The police arrested two people aged between 29 and 32, suspected of committing a robbery in Briceni town.

The offenders, members of a criminal group and residing in Bender, were detained following the statement of a 65-year-old woman, who owns a currency exchange office in Briceni town.

The victim stated that on the morning of September 22nd of this year, an unknown person applied physical  force on her, while she was on her way to work, after which he openly withdrew her band in which she had 1200 dollars, 800 euros 13,200 lei and a mobile phone. The material damage is estimated at 63 500 lei.

According to the General Police Inspectorate, after the investigation conducted by the officers of the National Investigation Inspectorate and by the Briceni Police Inspectorate, the suspects were identified and arrested, being escorted to the Police Inspectorate for hearings and acknowledging their fault. The members of this criminal group are suspected of several similar crimes, committed in the north side of the country.

At the moment, an arrest warrant on their name was issued for a period of 30 days.

A criminal investigation was initiated on this case based on the Art. 187 par. 4 of the  Criminal Code of the RM. According to the legislation, the persons found guilty of robbery are punished by imprisonment for 8-12 years. 

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