Russian Police Officer Accused of Shoplifting in Tyson’s Corner

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A Russian police officer who is in Virginia to participate in the World Police and Fire Games is accused of trying to steal merchandise from a department store.

The Washington Post reported that 29-year-old Ruslan Rizaev has been charged with grand larceny after police say he stole several hundred dollars' worth of clothing Tuesday from a Macy's store in Tysons Corner.

A judge on Wednesday ordered Rizaev to surrender his passport pending a preliminary hearing next week.

Rizaev is listed as a member of the Tatarstan Republic Police team competing in ice hockey at the World Police and Fire Games. The competition began last week.

The newspaper said the Fairfax public defender's office was appointed to represent Rizaev but did not have any details about his case.

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