Chairman of the Investigative Committee A. I. Bastrykin instructed Head of the Main Investigative Department of the IC of Russia for Moscow Oblast A. Yu. Starikov to report on the initial investigative actions in the criminal case of an assault on a store in Moscow Oblast, which resulted in infliction of fatal injuries to a salesperson (Part 4 of Article 162 of the Criminal Code and Part 4 of Article 111 of the Criminal Code).
According to the investigators, on the night of February 9, 2022, four people armed with baseball bats entered the store. They attacked the store director and her husband, as well as the checkout operator, inflicting multiple blows with bats. Then they stole money from the cash register and fled the crime scene. The checkout operator died on the spot from her injuries, the store director and her husband were hospitalized. Due to well-planned investigative actions and search measures, the suspects – citizens of neighboring states – were apprehended in hot pursuit. During the investigation, the legality of their presence in the Russian Federation will be checked and control over their stay in Moscow Oblast will be evaluated from a legal standpoint.
The investigators and forensic specialists viewed the place of occurrence, seizing items important for the investigation; currently, they are interrogating the witnesses and suspects and searching the attackers' places of residence. A number of forensic tests has been scheduled. In the near future, the men will be charged and the issue of selecting pre-trial restrictions will be considered.
The investigation progress and results are monitored by the Central Office of the department.