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Killer of Karavan security guards put on interstate, international wanted lists

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Oct. 10, 2012, 3:16 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Yaroslav Mazurok, the suspect in the case on the murder of security guards in the Karavan shopping center in Kyiv, has been put on Interpol's wanted list.
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Yaroslav Mazurok, the suspect in the case on the murder of security guards in the Karavan shopping center in Kyiv, has been put on Interpol's wanted list.

A description of the suspect has been posted on Interpol's Web site in the Wanted Persons section. The posting reads that Mazurok is wanted by Ukraine.

According to the information on the Web site, Mazurok was born on June 13, 1974, and he is a Ukrainian national. Mazurok is 1.85 m high, has fair hair, and grey eyes.

The posting also includes three pictures of Mazurok, which were published by Ukrainian media earlier. One of the pictures is a screen shot from the video surveillance cameras in Karavan, another is the picture from the suspect's passport, and the third is a picture of Mazurok at home.

"If you have any information please contact," reads the posting.

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine has confirmed the information at the request of Interfax-Ukraine. The ministry said that this was standard procedure.

"Yes, he has been put on the interstate and international wanted lists," the ministry said.

As reported, a robber shot dead three employees of a private security firm and seriously wounded another one in the Karavan shopping mall on Luhova Street in Kyiv on Sept. 26. One of the security guards saw a visitor stealing a USB flash drive from a glass case. The guard asked the man to go to the back room, where other guards were waiting. In the room the man pulled out a gun and started shooting, killing three security guards on the spot and seriously wounding a fourth. The attacker then fled the scene.

The Obolon District Police Office has opened a criminal case on the incident. The suspect was put on the wanted lists in Russia and Belarus

Executive Director of Karavan Serhiy Kyslenko promised Hr 100,000 for assistance in finding the suspect.

On Oct. 5, Ukrainian Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko stated that the killer of three security guards from the Karavan shopping mall in Kyiv was Yaroslav Mazurok, a native of Lviv region, born in 1974, who previously worked at private security firms.

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