Serial Bi-county Burglars Busted
Ventura County – Apparently the mindset of some burglars is “once is never enough” or “if it worked before, it will always work”, but neither approach truly stands the test of time…or reality.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Mike McConville, however, neither Gurgen Martirosyan, 28, nor Vigen Manukyan, 28, are that well-grounded in reality, for they were arrested on January 9th pursuant to an ongoing investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies in both Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Things got rolling for Martirosyan and Maukyan when “three separate residential burglaries occurred in Westlake Village” prior to which phone calls were made to the targeted homes “multiple times” McConville reported to the media, and that “the point of entry and items taken were similar in each burglary.”
Then, some seven months later in May 2013, a series of burglaries with the same modus operandi took place in nearby Camarillo, leading investigators to identify Manukyan and Martirosyan as “the likely suspects”.
It was just a week later that a home invasion robbery in Los Angeles County was interrupted by the arrival of LAPD units wherein Manukyan and Martirosyan were taken into custody, with Martirosyan being shot in the leg by arrest officers. Following their arrests on charges of residential burglary, search warrants upon their residences were served and delivered to authorities substantial physical evidence linking all the aforementioned crimes to the two men. Based upon that evidence, Martirosyan and Manukyan were booked into Los Angeles County Jail where they are held without bail on charged of home invasion robbery, multiple residential burglaries, and possession of stolen property related to the Ventura County crimes.
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