Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the director of a Coca Cola factory, Dmitry Soshnev, in St. Petersburg on November 28, a spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee (RIC) said.
"As a result of investigative and search procedures in the immediate aftermath RIC investigators, along with regional police officers, arrested a 28-year-old Azeri national, Denis Chkhitauri, and 46-year-old Vyacheslav Finogenov, who has a previous murder conviction," the spokesperson told Interfax on Wednesday.
According to the inquiry, on November 28, Chkhitauri and Finogenov told Soshnev to meet them near garages in the city's Frunzensky District.
"Finogenov shot him with an improvised firearm, following which they collected 150,000 rubles in cash and documentation for a BMW vehicle which they were going to sell for one million rubles," the RIC spokesperson said.
The investigators have found the businessman's body after the suspects confessed.
"The question of remanding the accomplices in custody and indicting them is now being decided," the spokesperson said.
The RIC's St. Petersburg office has launched the inquiry on the murder charge, he recalled.
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