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Criminal Case on Swindling Money in Particularly Large Amount by Assault from “Converse Bank” Branch Sent to Court

28.12.2018 12:20

Preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated in the Investigative Division of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative districts of Yerevan Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee on capturing money in particularly large amount by assault from a branch of “Converse Bank” CJSC was completed on the part of Peter Tsigankov.

As it was already informed, on October 9, 2017 at about 11:00 P. Tsigankov demanded and captured money in particularly large amount by threat presented to the branch manager in written form to use violence dangerous for the latter's life that is to explode the branch. A criminal case was initiated according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 175 of RA Criminal Code.

In the result of measures taken within the criminal case a number of circumstances were found out.

Pursuant to actual data obtained during pretrial proceeding the persons having committed the alleged crime reached prior agreement to swindle money in particularly large amount by assault from a branch of “Converse Bank” CJSC and planned their roles.

According to their plan, on October 5, 2017 one of the group members went to the mentioned branch of the bank to get information, introduced himself as a customer sent by the Director General of “Converse Bank” CJSC, told the manager about his intention to exchange 60.000 Euros to USD and achieved a prior agreement. At the same time the person who had visited the bank branch told the manager that he could not make the deal himself as he was ill and agreed that his brother would go to the bank.

On October 9, 2017 P. Tsigankov went to the bank manager and told that he was the person’s brother who had reached an agreement to exchange 60.000 Euros. He offered to make the deal in the cashier’s work room for security reasons and the manager agreed. In order to make the deal the manager opened the safe after which Tsigankov submitted a written threat to explode the bank if he was not given the money available in the safe.

Under the influence of threats the branch manager did the demand submitted in written form and P. Tsigankov capturing money in particularly large amount available in the safe - 42.709.000 AMD, 105.223 USD, 27.325 Euros, 439.800 RF Rubbles and 205 Pounds fled.

Search was declared against P. Tsigankov for banditry. The latter was found in the Republic of Georgia, was taken to Armenia, as prescribed by law, and was brought to the investigative body. Detention chosen as a pretrial measure against him was reconfirmed by court.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against P. Tsigankov according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 175 of RA Criminal Code. Considering that the evidence obtained through preliminary investigation on defendant P. Tsigankov were sufficient to send the case with the bill of indictment to court, the criminal case on his part was separated as a separate proceeding and completed.

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



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