The former commander of the Airborne Forces, Alexander Kolmakov, turned to the police: according to him, unknown people demanded a ransom of more than 1 million rubles from him over the phone. for the missing wife. The fact that a citizen with the same full name and date of birth as the ex-commander filed an application with law enforcement agencies was told by RBC sources in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and in the territorial police department. Telegram channels 112 and Baza also wrote about the abduction of the wife of the ex-commander of the Airborne Forces.
According to RBC sources, Kolmakov went to the police on the night of May 11. The man said that his wife stopped communicating after she left for work on the morning of May 10.
In the evening, the wife did not return home, and unknown persons began to call Kolmakov. Threatening to use violence, they demanded a ransom of more than 1 million rubles from the former commander. He agreed with the demands, but was not going to transfer the money and went to the police.
RBC appealed to the press service of the capital’s head office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a request to clarify whether an investigation is being carried out into the fact of the kidnapping of a woman in Moscow. The management replied that the woman had been found.
“It took less than a day for the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Central Administrative District to locate the missing woman, who was found on the territory of the Moscow Region. At present, nothing threatens the life and health of the citizen. She is with family members, ”the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow told RBC. According to 112, Kolmakov’s wife was found in a rented apartment.
According to a similar scheme, the attackers in April demanded a ransom from Elena Silkina, who works as an adviser to Senator Andrey Shevchenko from the Orenburg Region. Unidentified people called the woman and said that they had kidnapped her 77-year-old mother. They demanded 2 million rubles. The elderly woman’s phone was out of network coverage, and she was not at home.
Later, Silkina’s mother was found in the Tver region. According to investigators, the pensioner was the victim of telephone scammers who, under false pretenses, forced her to leave home, deprived her of the opportunity to communicate with her relatives and persuaded her to transfer a large amount of money to them. According to 112, in fact, the woman was not kidnapped: she traveled by electric trains in the Moscow region along the route that the scammers imposed, and then left the region and stayed at one of the hotels in Tver. On the fact of the incident, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under articles on illegal imprisonment and extortion.