You guessed it: actually the bandit mastermind was a Muslim imam who was killed in a police shootout. Shades of Luqman Abdullah. How many Christian ministers or priests, and how many Jewish rabbis, have been killed in shootouts with the police lately?
Police arrested the supposed bandit leader whose gang attacked the storage facility in Khimki, Moscow oblast, and were shot down in a skirmish with police. According to a police source, the leader is Ramzan Shaikhayev, 40, better known as Abdulla, born in thr [sic] Chechen-Ingush Soviet republic.
On February 29, Bandits attempted to rob a storage facility in Khimki, a town north-west of Moscow. There were eight men in Abdulla’s gang, five from Dagestan, one from Chelyabinsk oblast, one from Turkmenistan. Five men were killed in Khimki, the other three were arrested.
Tho criminals who were arrested during the police siege, gave Shaikhayev up. They told the police that he lived in the city of Oryol and operatives had to lure him to Moscow and catch him as he exited the train.
Shaikhayev was a religious leader, adept of Takfir wal-Hijra, an Egyptian Muslim extremist organization, prohibited by Russia’s Higher court.
Shaikhayev founded his band to rob companies. “He needed the money to finance illegal insurgent bands.” His gang was pretty well armed: police confiscated a Kalashnikov assault rifle, two gas pistols modified to shoot live ammo, three home-made silencers, a grenade and knives, Moscow oblast police department spokesman said.
They rented a room in Northern Moscow. Their neighbours complained to the police that they were frightened by large, grim-looking non-Slavs, but the police inspector didn’t come. Now there’s an internal investigation in Koptevo district police dept., because weapons and wahhabi literature were later found in this room when it was searched.