In Uzhgorod, the police arrested a climber burgler

Previously convicted burglar in broad daylight entered into a retiree’s apartment, climbing down a gas pipe from the roof of a 5-storeyed building to the apartment on the third floor.

 An 81-year-old pensioner reported to Uzhgorod police department that while being at home, she had suddenly heard some suspicious sounds. Someone was in the hallway of her apartment. She went to check there and found out that her handbag, which contained a cosmetic bag and a wallet with 50 UAH, was missing. However, the door to her apartment was locked with a key from the inside …

Thanks to the professional actions of the police, this theft was solved "in hot pursuit".

The offender was a 24-year-old unemployed resident of Uzhgorod. He had previously served sentences in prison for theft and fraud.


The thief entered into the kitchen through open window and stole from a hanger in the hallway a handbag with personal belongings of the victim. 

Currently, the police detained the thief. Physical evidence was seized and returned to its rightful owner.

This incident was registered in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations and a criminal proceeding under Part 3 of Art.185 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (theft, coupled with the penetration of the home), which provides for up to six years in prison, has been opened – Diana Dorohiy, Uzhgorod City Police reported.

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