One of attackers on collectors in Kharkiv region SBU officer – press service

22:00, 27 July 2016
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Internal security department of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine along with the National police has revealed the involvement of the lieutenant colonel of the SBU in an armed robbery of collectors in Kharkiv region.

The law enforcers have identified one of the attackers who took part in an ambush of a collectors vehicle in Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, when the armed group has stolen $4.6 million in cash, the SBU press center reported.

The suspect, who is now put under arrest, is an officer of the local department of the SBU, in the rank of the lieutenant colonel, reads the report.

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The SBU says it will provide full support in the investigation.

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