Russian 'Bonnie & Clyde' Rob Sex Workers In NYC

(New York, NY) -- A  Bonnie and Clyde like Russian duo is accused of brutally robbing Manhattan sex workers.

Prosecutors say UFC fighter Alexander Popenkov and his wife Maryana set up bogus meetings from online sex ads and then beat up and robbed at least eight women. Court papers show in one September case the victim opened her door and then Popenkov allegedly punched the woman, dragged her to the back of her apartment while his wife ransacked the place.

They are being held on half a million dollars bail and face up to 25 years in prison.

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