The Vyborg District Prosecutor’s Office supported the State prosecution in a criminal case against five Uzbek nationals.
According to the press service of the Prosecutor’s Office of Saint Petersburg, they were found guilty of group robbery committed by a prior conspiracy (Article 162 of the Criminal Code of Russia).
According to the investigation, on the night of August 16, 2019, the attackers, having an action plan in advance, attacked a grocery store at Prospekt Engelsa.
One of them entered the shop in order to distract the seller-cashier. At the right moment, he gave a tentative signal to his accomplices, who rushed into the mall. They put the cashier on the floor and threatened him with a knife, preventing him from confronting his attackers. While the theft was taking place, two of them held the store’s doors closed so that no one would witness the crime. After this, the attackers fled the scene of the incident, the supervisory agency reports.
They stole alcoholic beverages, confectionery products, more than 500 packs of cigarettes, as well as money in the register of the shop. The described criminal acts caused damage amounting to more than 220,000 rubles.
The court found the perpetrators guilty of an offense and sentenced each of them to imprisonment: 3 of them got 2 years, one – 2 years 2 months, and another – 2 years and 3 months in the ordinary-regime correctional colony.
The sentence has not yet entered into force.