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Charge pressed for concealing crime committed on New Year’s Eve

25.01.2018 17:32

In the result of investigatory actions conducted in the framework of the criminal case investigated in Lori Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee on theft in particularly large amount committed on New Year’s Eve in Vanadzor branch of «SEF International» universal credit organization charge was pressed against one more person for concealment of crime.

On January 1, 2018 a call was received from the manager of Vanadzor branch of «SEF International» universal credit organization informing that theft had been committed in the office. The investigatory-operative group immediately left for the site and found out that on New Year’s Eve - on January 1, 2018 by opening the window through technical means the person having committed the alleged crime entered the office then opened the safe and stole the cash money and the golden jewelry pawned by citizens.

A criminal case was initiated in Lori Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 177 of RA Criminal Code and in the result of investigatory and other procedural measures of great volume a number of circumstances significant for the criminal case, the mechanism were found.

Factual data were obtained on the allegation that the branch manager of credit organization was involved in theft in particularly large amount, his role was clarified. Pursuant to preliminary investigation data, the theft had been planned in August, 2017 by the manager's initiative and an agreement on it was reached with another citizen who is a resident of Yerevan and the theft was committed in two stages. First, on the evening of December 29, 2017 after the branch employees had left, the manager switched off the digital video recording system and stole golden jewelry and money in particularly large amount from the safe.

Then pursuant to agreement, on January 1, 2018 at about 00:14 opening the branch window through technical means the other citizen entered the office, switched off the security system, opened the safe door with a duplicate key that was with him and stole the rest of the golden jewelry and money.

In the result of investigatory actions conducted in the framework of the criminal case the money and golden jewelry stolen by the manager on December 29 were found. Through objective investigation it was found that at manager’s request the money and jewelry had been hidden by a resident of Shirak, born in 1981, in his house. On December 29 at about 23.00 at manager’s request the resident of Shirak met the manager and being informed about the theft he took the stolen goods to Akhuryan and hid them in his house which was found and confiscated on January 4.

On the base of the obtained sufficient evidence charge was pressed against the 36 year-old resident of Shirak according to the Part 1 of the Article 334 of RA Criminal Code.

It was earlier informed that within the criminal case charge was also pressed against the branch manager according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 177 of RA Criminal Code and detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against him, search was declared against the resident of Yerevan.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing, measures are taken to provide the objective, complete and comprehensive investigation of the criminal case.

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

 


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