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Charge Pressed against 28 Year-Old Man for Banditry and Robbery Committed against «Varks.am» Employees; Case Sent to Court

06.05.2019 11:23

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated on banditry and robbery committed against the employees of «Varks.am» universal credit organization was completed in the Division of Investigation of Grave Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee.

On several days of January, 2019 money in particularly large amount was swindled in several branches of «Varks.am» universal credit organization located in Yerevan. Criminal cases were initiated. In the result of investigatory actions of great volume and operative-intelligence measures a number of circumstances of cases were found out, the person having committed the alleged crime was identified; he is a resident of Yerevan, born in 1990.

Considering that the crimes had been committed by the same person a decision was made to join the initiated criminal cases in one proceeding and conduct preliminary investigation in the Division of Investigation of Grave Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department.

Pursuant to data obtained during pretrial proceeding, the resident of Yerevan, born in 1990, on January 5, 2019 at 17:40 and on January 14 at about 19:40, with the purpose of swindling the property of «Varks.am» universal credit organization, under the pretext of making a deal entered two branches of the company located in Yerevan, with the purpose of misleading the employees told them imaginary data and asked to search his data through computer for making a payment.  Then noticing that there weren't other people in the branch he unexpectedly jumped over the service desk to the opposite side and swindled 1.835.000 AMD in one case and 2.074.990 AMD in another and escaped.

Through preliminary investigation it was found out that with the purpose of swindling somebody else's property on January 21, 2019 at about 19:10 28 year-old man entered another branch of «Varks.am» universal credit organization, approached the service desk and turned to the employee as pretending he wanted to get a loan. At the same moment the young man jumped to the opposite side of the service desk, threatened to use violence dangerous for employees' life and health telling that he had a weapon. Then he swindled 1.187.520 AMD from two cash registers of the company and escaped.

Besides, during preliminary investigation when taken to the Division of Investigation of Grave Crimes of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee to take part in investigatory actions, 28 year-old man planning his escape in advance, unexpectedly opened the window of the work room and jumped out trying to escape. However, he did not complete the crime under unforeseen circumstances; police officers caught him and prevented his escape.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the young man, born in 1990, according to the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 176 (2 counts), the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 175 and the Part 1 of the Article 34-355 of RA Criminal Code. Detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against him.

Preliminary investigation was completed and the criminal case with the bill of indictment was sent to court.

A decision was made to seize 28 year-old man's property which belongs to him by ownership right.


Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.



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