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Gang Robs and Abducts Delivery Men at Rented Moscow Apartment

A gang placed several orders from online electronics stores and then robbed and abducted the delivery men.

A gang that used a stolen passport to rent an apartment in southwest Moscow placed several orders from online electronics stores and then robbed and abducted the delivery men, news agency BaltInfo reported Thursday.

At least three delivery men who came to the apartment on Ulitsa Udaltsova, near the Prospekt Vernadskogo metro station, were robbed at gunpoint and tied up, the report cited a police spokesperson as saying.

The gang is believed to have stolen four tablet computers, seven notebook computers and five "expensive" mobile phones, as well as the Renault car that one of the delivery men used to get to the address, the report said.

One man managed to call police, but the gang had already fled the scene. A criminal case has been opened on robbery charges, and police are searching for the perpetrators.

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