Spartak Moscow Boss Valeri Karpin Carjacked, Has £4,000 Nicked

Alan Duffy

26th, October 2011


By Alan Duffy

Following on from yesterday’s news about  the arrest of former French international Tony Vareilles on suspicion of attempted murder, we  have another crime-related Euro football tale (featuring another man with dodgy hair).

Former Russian international Valeri Karpin, currently manager of Spartak Moscow, was carjacked in Moscow on Tuesday night.  The former Celta Vigo schemer was robbed of 200,000 Russian roubles, which roughly equates to around £4,000.

The local Borsetochnikov gang are suspected of carrying out the robbery. However, the big question is – just what was Karpin doing driving around Moscow with all that cash? Suggestions please.

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  1. Paul says:

    Paying the ransom for his daughter, in which the transaction was made to look like a simple carjacking.

  2. :) says:

    drug dealer?…

  3. Mr. Sparkle says:

    That must have been a load, considering the highest denomination of the Russian ruble is now only five thousand.

    The news however is misleading. The bag was stolen while the car was parked, Karpin was not carjacked. Similarly, the bag was found later by the Russian Militsya (without the money, obviously).

  4. Artem says:

    Not Militsya, just Russian Police =)

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