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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia's Robin Hood

MOSCOW -- A man dubbed Robin Hood by locals burned down the opulent cottages of nouveaux riches over a one-year period in the Yaroslavl district northeast of Moscow before being caught, police said Tuesday.

Local police chief Alexander Sarychev told Reuters that the 21-year-old man is suspected of setting fire to 25 cottages in the town of Tutayev belonging to New Russians.

"The locals nicknamed the arsonist Yaroslavl's Robin Hood," Sarychev said in a telephone interview.

He said the man could face up to eight years in prison if convicted.