Two powerful blows to the head were inflicted on a woman by a 20-year-old migrant who has been making a living in Moscow with robberies, the press service of the Internal Affairs Directorate stated. A surveillance camera recorded the moment of the attack.
The woman was a 31-year-old Muscovite, who was looking into her phone screen at the entrance of an apartment building on Kashirskoye Highway. The young man came up from behind and struck her on the face when she fell to the ground. He continued to throw punches until taking off with her bag.
The bag contained cash and bank cards, however, he did not have time to utilise the find as he was detained several hours later.
The culprit is not named but was already known to police via video surveillance footage for similar crimes. His country of origin is also not specified.