A Russian tycoon believed to have the nickname “Sausage King” was killed with a crossbow in his sauna after masked robbers broke into his home, investigators said. investigator said on Monday. The man and wife are in their banya – a traditional Russian sauna – outside the capital Moscow when some masked men come in, tie them up and “ask them to put money in the house. “, The Russian Investigation Commission said.
The commission said in a statement the wife had sought her freedom and reported to the police, who had discovered the man’s body.
“During an examination of the scene, investigators seized the crossbow on which the man was shot,” it added.
The bandits escaped in the victim’s car, which was found near Istra, a town west of Moscow.
A suspect was arrested Monday night, Russian news agencies reported.
According to Interfax news agency, the Major Crime Investigation Commission did not name the victim, but the Russian media widely reported that it was Vladimir Marugov, who owned many meat processing factories and was dubbed the “King of Shovel. chain “.
According to BBC News, Marugov’s oldest son Alexander died in a motorcycle accident in Moscow in 2019.
The Guardian reported on Tuesday that during a search of a home linked to the suspect being held the night before, they found an elderly man handcuffed to a bed.
The Guardian quoted the Investigation Commission as saying the man told police he was being blackmailed for a Moscow apartment sign for a criminal gang.
The commission said the suspect was detained has refused to cooperate with authorities.