MOSCOW, March 26 (RIA Novosti) – Unidentified criminals have stolen over two kilometers of railroad track in the Moscow Region, transport prosecutors reported on Tuesday.
The theft has caused damage worth over 1.6 million rubles ($52,000), prosecutors said. The tracks were taken from between the stations of Sazonovo and Pilevo east of Moscow. The railroad there was formerly used to transport cargos of peat, but has been abandoned for the past several years.
A criminal case has been opened on theft charges. The perpetrators face up to ten years in prison if found and convicted.