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Theft in particularly large amount committed in credit organization branch on New Year’s Eve revealed; manager arrested

04.01.2018 11:24

In the result of necessary measures taken in the framework of the criminal case investigated in Lori Regional Investigative Department of the RA Investigative Committee theft in particularly large amount committed in Vanadzor branch of “SEF International” universal credit organization on New Year’s Eve – on the morning of January 1 was revealed, a part of the stolen goods was found, the manager of the branch was arrested.

On January 1, 2018 at about 00:14 by opening the window through technical means the person having committed the alleged crime entered Vanadzor branch of “SEF International” organization then opened the safe and stole the cash money and the golden jewelry pawned by citizens.  

On January 1, 2018 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, an investigatory group was formed, a plan of  investigatory and operative-intelligence actions was worked out, working hypotheses were put forward. Inspections of the site, the cameras located in the office were conducted.

In the result of investigatory and other procedural actions of great volume the mechanism of the theft was found, factual data were obtained on the branch manager’s involvement in theft, the person having committed theft was identified. On January 2 the manager of Vanadzor branch of “SEF International” universal credit organization, born in 1982, was arrested on suspicion of being involved in theft, supporting it. The relevant subdivisions of the police were tasked to take measures to find the person having committed the theft and bring him to the investigative body.

In the result of searches conducted during preliminary investigation of the criminal case a part of the stolen goods – golden jewelry worth about 90 million AMD was found.

Forensic trace, forensic video recording examinations were commissioned to find circumstances significant for the criminal case.

Preliminary investigation is ongoing. Necessary investigatory actions are conducted to find other persons’ possible involvement in theft, to identify them and give appropriate legal assessment to their actions.

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

 


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