Crime

Brothers Scare US Embassy in Sofia

Two Bulgarian brothers said to suffer mental disorder have managed to fright the US Embassy, Bulgaria's police revealed. Last weekend, the two rang up the American diplomatic mission to say a bomb was planted at the office.

Crime | May 29, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

Youth on Protest over Unsolved Double Murder in Pazardzhik

Young nationalists announced plans to take on a rally this week in Pazardzhik to protest against the lingering police work into a double murder.

Crime | May 29, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 649

Russian Journalist Killed near Moscow

A journalist from a major Russian television network has been found dead near Moscow, police said. Vyacheslav Akatov, a special reporter for TV Center channel, went missing on May 22.

Crime | May 29, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 726

Bulgaria's Interior Lists 304 "Criminals"

Bulgaria's interior minister made yet another move to speed up and bring to indictments legal proceedings against people with more than one pending trials, who are currently at large. As before, however, no names were disclosed.

Crime | May 29, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 941

Sofia Police Hunt for Murderer of Man with Criminal Record

Sofia police is hunting for the murderer of a 25-year-old man with a criminal record, who was found stabbed Saturday night. The man was stabbed several times.

Crime | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 797

Bag of Tickets Disappoints Bulgarian Lotto Robber

A Bulgarian thief stole a bag full of lottery tickets during a robbery of a lottery office in the northern Bulgarian town Targovishte Saturday evening. The man armed with a gas pistol entered the lottery office and grabbed the bag that he probably believ

Crime | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 634

1 Killed, 2 Injured While Poaching in Bulgaria

One man was killed and another two were seriously injured while illegally fishing near the southern Bulgarian village of Zhelezari. One of the men, aged 51 died immediately, while the other two suffered serious wounds.

Crime | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

Bulgaria Cuffs 2 Main "Internet Pirates"

Bulgarian police arrested the administrator and system operator of the arenabg.com web site, which is one of Bulgaria's main torrent sites providing users with pirate music, movies and software.

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4998

Italian Attacked in Bulgaria

An Italian citizen has been injured in an assault in the southern city of Stara Zagora, the local police department announced. The 48-year-old Italian works in Bulgaria.

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1250

Shooting Stops 5 Illegal Immigrants from Entering Bulgaria

Five Georgian citizens aged 22 to 39 have been arrested when attempting to trespass the green border near the Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint. The five intruders tried to escape and opposed the arrest therefore the border officials were forced to shoo

Crime | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

Drug Dealing Gangs Crushed in Sofia

A crime gang selling drugs in several Sofia neighbourhoods was crushed by Sofia police. Four people were arrested during the specialized police operation that took place Thursday.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

Bulgarian EU Fund Chief Questioned over Deputy Corruption Case

The executive director of Bulgaria's Agriculture Fund Assen Drumev has been questioned in connection to trial against his deputy Krassimir Nedelchev. Nedelchev was accused of taking a bribe of BGN 357,000 (about EUR 128,000) and malfeasance in office.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607

Bulgaria-Busted Drug-Trafficker Jocic Released on Bail

International drug-trafficker Sreten Jocic was released on a bail of EUR 300,000. Jocic will be able to carry on with his defence outside of custody, according to a statement from the court.

Crime | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Sofia Probes Another Municipal Company Chief

The former head of Sofia municipal company "Sofinvest" Vladimir Petkov has robbed the municipality for the benefit of a company he owns. Therefore Sofia Municipality Council launched a probe into his work.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Another 2 Months for Brutal Sisters' Murder Probe

Pazardzhik Prosecutor's Office is to prolong by another two months the investigation into the brutal murder of two sisters. Regional Prosecutor Ivan Daskalov told in an interview for Darik radio that the investigation would be prolonged as of May 31.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 608

Swede Hit by Car in Bulgarian Resort

A Swedish man aged 46 was hit by a car in Bulgaria's Sunny Beach, media said Thursday. The driver fled the site without trying to help the victim, according to reports.

Crime | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

Sankey Fails to Show Up in Court, Faces Nervous Breakdown

Graham Sankey, who was in Bulgaria at the time of a bar incident last year, failed to attend court as police tried to ban him from attending football matches in Britain and overseas.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Gangster Granny Gets Suspended Sentence for Financial Frauds

Stara Zagora Regional Court gave three years suspended sentence to 72-year-old Svetla Kostadinova for tax siphoning attempts. In April the elderly woman was arrested in a raid against financial fraudsters.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 797

Bulgarian Agrarians Headquarters Smashed

Unidentified assaulters have broken into the Sofia headquarters of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union - People's Union (BANU-PU) late on Tuesday.

Crime | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 701

Bulgarian Teacher Accused of Sex Abuse

Yet another Bulgarian schoolteacher has faced accusations of abusing pupils, media revealed Monday. The incident occurred in the Chervena Voda village near Russe, northeast Bulgaria, where a 59-year-old teacher was nabbed for abusing girls.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2024

Arson Targets Bulgarian Construction Boss

The car of a Bulgarian construction entrepreneur was set on fire on Sunday night, local media revealed. Georgi Iliev's Audi was parked outside his home in Sofia's Iztok district.

Crime | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 738
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