Four residents of the Novgorod region, under the pretext of cleaning the ventilation, robbed the gullible residents of the Ostrovsky district. As the “MK in Pskov” was told in the joint press service of the courts of general jurisdiction of the region, the men entered the dwelling, claiming that they needed to clean the ventilation ducts, however, in fact, they were not only doing this.
In court, it was established that while one of the friends distracted the owners of the apartment, others went around someone else’s home in search of money and valuables and stole everything that caught their eye. The victims were pensioners. The total amount of damage caused to the elderly residents of the island amounted to over 650 thousand rubles. During the preliminary investigation, the Novgorodians returned the money to some of the victims in full, others only partially.
The court found the Novgorodians guilty. Two of them were sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 3 and 4 years with serving sentences in a general regime colony. The other two received a suspended sentence of 2.5 years.
In addition, the court ruled to recover the rest of the damage from the convicts.