Moscow, March 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Unidentified criminals have stolen over two km of railroad track in the Moscow region, transport prosecutors said.
The theft has caused damage worth over 1.6 million rubles ($52,000), they said.
The tracks were taken from between the stations of Sazonovo and Pilevo east of Moscow.
The railroad there was formerly used to transport cargos of peat, but has been abandoned for the past several years.
A criminal case has been opened on theft charges. The perpetrators face up to 10 years in prison if found and convicted.