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Grand Theft Investigation Leads to Two Arrests

Post Date:01/22/2019 2:22 PM

Tahnee Lightfoot, Media Contact
818-548-3140 (office) 
818-967-7088 (cell) 
tlightfoot@glendaleca.gov

Glendale, CA: Glendale Detectives conducted a grand theft investigation and arrested 32 year old Aram Minasyan and 46 year old Ashot Khachatryan on January 10, 2019.

On August 29, 2018, two males entered a jewelry store located in the City of Glendale and were looking at several different rings. After a short time, the males put the rings down and left the store. After the males exited, the employee realized a 2.2 carat diamond ring worth over $13,000.00 had been swapped for a fake cubic zirconia ring.

The following day on August 30th, a Sherman Oaks jewelry store reported a ring switch. The 2.2 carat diamond ring that was stolen from the Glendale store was swapped with a ring at the Sherman Oaks location.

On December 22, 2018, the Glendale Police Department conducted an investigation involving a grand theft of a diamond ring from a Glendale department store. Two male customers attempted to distract an employee while looking at a 2 carat diamond ring. The employee demanded the ring back and one of the males swapped the ring and both ran out of the store with the $40,000.00 2 carat ring.

Glendale detectives reviewed the video surveillance footage and identified two males involved in the investigation through department resources.

On January 10, 2019, a search warrant was obtained and Ashot Khachatryan and Aram Minasyan were taken into custody and booked for various offenses including identity theft.

The case remains under investigation by detectives.

Ashot Khachatryan  DOB: 9/8/72                                             

Ashot Khachatryan

Aram Minasyan DOB: 3/9/86

Aram Minasyan

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