Russian Thief Gets Caught Using the Tracking Device he Stole

An electronic bracelet designed for tracking for tracking former convicts.

A Russian man has been sentenced to jail time after stealing an ankle monitor from a prisoner who was on probation.

The robbery, which took place in the Amur region in May, saw 18-year-old Mikhail Kalinin attack his 52-year-old victim, before making off with the tracking bracelet and a mobile phone.

According to a statement by regional prosecutors, the defendant did not know what the monitor, valued at 120,000 rubles ($3,250), was used for.

Given that the bracelet contained a tracking device, it did not take police long to track down the culprit. Kalinin was found guilty of robbery Wednesday and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

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