The value of the stolen bitcoins at the time of theft is estimated at 350,6 million RUB

​The law enforcers have detained the suspects in the theft of 85 BTC in Tomsk

01.12.2021 - 13:30


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What’s new? On 15 October in Tomsk, a local resident was attacked by two unknowns and, threatened with a gun, forced to transfer his assets to their account. The incident happened back in October, but it only became known now. This is reported by REN-TV.

Information on the REN-TV website

How did events develop? Vladislav (the victim's name), leaving his apartment, ran into two men. They threatened him with a gun and required him to return home. There they forced him to transfer 85 BTC into their account. The victim only had 90 bitcoins, which he had earned by mining. However, the robbers did not take all of them. The value of the stolen bitcoins at the time of the theft is estimated at 350,6 million Russian rubles (RUB).

The attackers then found 100 000 RUB, $1500 in cash, and a laptop. The attackers tied Vladislav with duct tape, after which one of them fled, while the other stayed in the apartment. Towards evening, the second criminal left the robbed Tomsk man. When Vladislav managed to get free, he immediately called the police.

What is the outcome of the investigation? A month and a half later, the police managed to identify the suspect and detain him. He turned out to be a 36-year-old local resident. The victim was reimbursed 36 million RUB of the stolen amount. It is not yet known where the rest of the money is and who the second offender was.


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