Support The Moscow Times!

Police Searching for Men Behind Central Moscow Carjack

Police in Moscow are searching for unidentified attackers accused of throwing a woman out of a Toyota Land Cruiser before carjacking the vehicle, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday.

The incident occurred near Tverskaya Zastava Square in the city center, an unidentified law enforcement official was quoted as saying.

According to preliminary data, the attackers “threw the woman out of a Toyota Land Cruiser all-terrain vehicle, got into the car and took off,” the official said, TASS reported.

A spokesperson for the city's police department confirmed the carjacking report, according to TASS.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

As we approach the holiday season, please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world’s largest country.