Suspect Detained in British School Attack

Police have detained a suspect in the mugging of the deputy head of the British International School, Interfax reported Wednesday.

The suspect, aged 29, was detained on Raduzhnaya Ulitsa, near the Sviblovo metro station in northern Moscow, a law enforcement source told Interfax.

The suspect was not identified in the report, and it was unclear exactly when he was detained. Police believe the man, a resident of the Rostov region, is one of four attackers who stole $200,000 in cash from the school official after he left a Societe Generale Vostok branch on Kutuzovsky Prospekt on Jan 30.

The school official was carrying a bag containing 5.62 million rubles in cash when two men assaulted him, police said at the time.

The attackers grabbed the money and jumped into a nearby car, where two accomplices were waiting, and sped off. The victim's driver, meanwhile, watched the incident from his car and gave chase to the muggers, police said.

He rammed his vehicle into the getaway car, but the four men got out of their car, attacked the driver with a hammer and stole his car, police said.

Neither the school official nor his driver suffered serious injuries in the attacks, police said.