MOSCOW, August 1 (RIA Novosti) - Police have detained a resident of the city of Syktyvkar in Russia’s Northwestern Federal District who stole 82 reinforced concrete slabs that formed a road outside the city, the Interior Ministry’s regional department has reported.
The man is suspected of using a manipulator to dismantle the slabs from the road that links the village of Parcheg in the Komi Republic with the Vychegda River.
The slabs, worth overall 200,000 rubles ($6,100), were then loaded onto three trucks, which police later stopped, the ministry’s statement said.
The suspect, born in 1973, who had a criminal record, admitted his guilt. He faces up to two years in prison for the theft.