Sentencing is scheduled for May 22, 2023, for Vladislav Olegovich Khadikov, after he was found guilty as charged for robbing a thrift store that supports a church in Collier County.
He was convicted at trial of Robbery – Possessing a Firearm, Grand Theft over $300, Battery on a Person 65 or Older, and False Imprisonment.
On September 13, 2019, a volunteer was staying after hours with a store manager. The manager did not want to be alone while counting the money from the day’s business. As the two walked out of the store with the approximately $750 in cash, they were rushed by two men with guns and knocked to the ground. The men were wearing masks, sunglasses, and long-sleeved clothing, to conceal their identities.
The crime happened very quickly, in just under two minutes, the bank deposit bag was stolen from one of the victim’s purses and the two victims were ordered into a bathroom. The thieves then blocked the bathroom door with clothing racks and items from the store and fled the scene.
The victims were able to free themselves and call 911. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and immediately started a ground and aerial search for the suspects. A bag containing some of the clothing worn during the robbery and the empty bank deposit bag, was found inside of a trash can at a local park. Following a detailed investigation, the two suspects were identified and located.
Anthony James Bandy, a co-defendant in the case, testified at trial against Khadikov. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 15, 2023, for his role in the crime. Bandy previously worked at the thrift store and coordinated the robbery, committing it with Khadikov.
Assistant State Attorney Brock Frazier and Assistant State Attorney Sarah Woodward prosecuted the case.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office