Saturday, May 27, 2017

Police officer accused of stealing groceries from Yekaterinburg supermarket

A policeman has been accused in stealing groceries from a supermarket in Yekaterinburg.

The policeman allegedly entered a Kirovsky supermarket on March 23 and tried to walk out with food and household products worth $66, En.Gazeta.ru reports.

Investigators said that the policeman attempted to conceal the merchandise by hiding it in the sleeves of his jacket. He was later arrested after the supermarket's security guards called the police.

The police officer was reported to have arrived in Yekaterinburg from another city to pass exams at the Urals Interior Ministry Law Institute, according to En.Gazeta.ru.

Representatives from the regional Investigative Committee said that the policeman was not drunk at the time of the incident.

The Urals Interior Ministry Law Institute is a public research institution that includes 15 law-oriented universities, colleges, faculties and other public graduate educational institutions. Its main campus is located in Yekaterinburg, with other campuses in Ufa and Chelyabinsk.