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Attempt to Steal Money in Particularly Large Amount through Electronic Equipment; Charge Pressed against Two Persons

19.11.2018 12:19

In the result of investigatory actions of great volume conducted within the criminal case investigated in General Department of Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the RA Investigative Committee sufficient evidence were obtained on the allegation that attempt was made to steal money in particularly large amount from different ATMs operating in Yerevan through electronic equipment. The mechanism of theft attempt was found out, two persons having committed the alleged crime were identified, the actions of each of them were clarified.

Thus, pursuant to preliminary investigation data, while doing an outgoing work the RA citizen, born in 1977, got acquainted with an RF citizen, born in 1978, they made friends. Learning about the possibility of stealing money from ATMs through electronic equipment on January 26, 2018 the men arrived in Yerevan from Russia. A few days later – on January 29 they attempted to steal the money available in the ATM by getting availability to platinum control cable of banknote giving mechanism of the ATM through a self-made electronic equipment. Three theft attempt from different ATMs in which the same persons were involved were recorded in a day.   

According to role distribution agreed in advance the 41 year-old man, who is an RA citizen, stood in front of the ATM and closed other people’s view and 42 year-old man, who is an RF citizen, closed the ATM’s camera with a sticky tape, damaged the ATM front element with a welding tool, got availability to platinum control cable of banknote giving mechanism of the ATM and by connecting the self-made electronic equipment to it attempted to bypass the ATM operating mode and steal the money available in the ATM. In one case the persons having committed the alleged crime failed to run the equipment and left the scene. Through the same mechanism they managed to draw out a part of money - 1.440.000 AMD from another ATM with forty banknotes of nominal values of 1.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 20.000 AMD. During the third attempt after damaging the ATM front part they were found by ATM security officers and under unforeseen circumstances the crime was not completed.

On the base of the evidence obtained during pretrial proceeding charge was pressed against 42 year-old man according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 34-181, the Point 2 of the Part 2 of the Article 185 of RA Criminal Code, charge was pressed against 41 year-old man according to the Point 1 of the Part 3 of the Article 34-181 of RA Criminal Code. Detention was chosen as a pretrial measure against them.

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

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

 

 


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