Kyiv police detain group of armed robbers from Georgia

13:40, 15 November 2017
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Kyiv Police Department chief Andriy Kryshchenko says a gang of robbers from Georgia has been detained in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv on Wednesday.

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"Five Georgian nationals snatched away a bag with a large sum from a family couple at gunpoint. When they were hitting that woman and breaking the man's hand, none of them could think that they would be handcuffed within an hour," the official wrote on Facebook.

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"Now we know for sure that they are complicit in three similar crimes. Although we also realize they have committed over ten attacks. We are working on an evidence base," Kryshchenko added.

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