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Elderly Moscow Couple Handcuffed and Robbed of 11 Million Rubles

A gang of thieves handcuffed an elderly couple and stole valuables worth more than 11 million rubles ($198,000) in the "New Moscow" section of the capital, Russian internet portal M24.ru reported citing the local police.

Taking advantage of an unlocked door, a group of six unidentified individuals succeeded in breaking into the house of an elderly couple in the village of Sokolovo and deactivated the video-surveillance system. They then proceeded to handcuff the two victims to a radiator in the basement.

After gaining access to the house's safe, the thieves disappeared with the loot, including $60,500, 6,000 euros and jewelry.

The theft is the latest in a series of attacks on seniors in Moscow. Last week a retiree was killed in her apartment during a robbery, while in another incident, a nurse stole 700,000 rubles from the pensioner she was caring for, news portal RuNews24 reported.   

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