Armenia’s police have announced the arrest of more than a dozen members of an alleged gang suspected of committing high-profile robberies in Yerevan earlier this year, RFE/RL reports.
Yerevan Police Chief Nerses Nazarian told RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) on Monday that they possess ample proof that the suspects they are dealing with were involved in a series of robberies targeting former and current officials.
The armed attacks reported by the police targeted the homes of five wealthy government-linked individuals, including a former parliament deputy and a former mayor of Yerevan’s Malatia-Sebastia district. They reportedly followed the same pattern, with masked men breaking into the mansions early in the morning, beating up their owners and stealing cash and other valuables.
The chief of the Armenian police, Lieutenant-General Alik Sargsian pledged last month “to do everything to quickly solve those crimes.”
PS: Just look at how quickly the police found the robbers, when it was the interests of the filthy-rich involved…