January 23, 2022

365 million worth of bitcoins stolen from a resident of Tomsk

365 million worth of bitcoins stolen from a resident of Tomsk

A resident of Tomsk became a victim of hijackers and lost not only property, but also his crypto assets for almost 365 million rubles.

24-year-old man was greeted by two robbers inmasks and weapons when leaving the apartment. At gunpoint, the young man was forced to return to the apartment. There, the hijackers forced him to transfer 85 bitcoins to their wallet, "nobly" leaving the owner 5 coins on the account. At the current exchange rate, the amount of stolen military equipment is 364,159,540 rubles. After that, the victim was tied up with duct tape and held for 8 hours, waiting for the accomplice to confirm the withdrawal of funds. Leaving, the robbers also grabbed a laptop, smartphone and cash of the landlord.

The victim managed to free himself from the bonds after the robber left and call the police.

Law enforcers quickly detained one of thesuspects, who was able to return bitcoin only 36 million rubles. The location of the rest of the cryptocurrency and the circumstances of the incident are being investigated by the investigation. It is not yet clear where the criminals got the information about the cryptocurrency and the victim's place of residence. However, how the owner himself was able to accumulate 90 bitcoins is also not clear. The young man is officially unemployed.

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