Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Escaped fugitives apprehended

Sverdlovsk police arrested the second of two fugitives on Friday who disappeared from police paddy wagons that were transporting prisoners from the investigative detention center in Pervouralsk to Yekaterinburg.

The incident occurred on Friday at 3:15 p.m. at a house on Fergana Street in Yekaterinburg. The vehicle stopped at an intersection and two intruders, Artem Shakurov and Vladimir Veretye, escaped through the back of the compartment that they had torn through. There were 13 others being detained in the back who remained in place, JustMedia reports.

At the time, the remaining prisoners were transplanted into a separate paddy wagon. Shakurov was arrested by 8 p.m. that same day after being found at the Yekaterinburg rail station. The search for Veretye continued until Saturday at 8 p.m. when he was detained by the Criminal Investigation Department at a private house in Sredneuralsk.

Both fugitives have now been placed into the AMIA detention center in Yekaterinburg. The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is now charging them with escaping from police custody.

Shakurov, who is 21 years old, had previously been convicted for theft and robbery and had been arrested on suspicion of another count of theft. Veretye, who is 31 years old, had been previously convicted of robbery, E1.ru reports.