Press Release

 

Camarillo - Two Men Arrested in Series of Residential Burglaries
5/28/2013 7:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Arrest of Serial Residential Burglary Suspects and Search Warrants

Report Number:

13-10270 and 13-9625

Location:

Van Nuys, Arleta and Glendale, California

Date & Time:

May 22, 2013 at 1230 PM

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Detective Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

(S) Martirosyan, Gurgen

 

(S) Manukyan, Vigen

 

Arleta

 

Glendale

28

 

28

Narrative:

On May 22, 2013 Camarillo detectives and detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Special Crimes Unit, coordinated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) to apprehend Gurgen Martirosyan and Vigen Manukyan for a series of residential burglaries that occurred in Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange counties.

 

On May 1, 2013 a burglary occurred at a residence in the 5000 block of Paseo Monteleno, in the Mission Oaks area of Camarillo.  On May 9, 2013 a burglary occurred at a residence in the 5300 block of Fieldcrest Dr., also in the Mission Oaks area of Camarillo.  Detectives from the Camarillo station began their investigation of the burglaries and discovered that during both crimes, the victims received a large number of missed calls from the same telephone number.  The point of entry and the items taken were also very similar in nature.

 

Detectives learned that similar methods of operation were also used in burglaries in Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills.  During the ensuing investigation, detectives were able to identify Martirosyan and Manukyan as likely suspects in these serial crimes.  After contacting numerous agencies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Camarillo detectives discovered the same method of operation had been used in burglaries in all three counties. 

 

On May 22, 2013 at approximately 1200 PM Camarillo detectives' notified detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department of a potential residential burglary in progress in the 5800 block of Allott Ave., in the city of Van Nuys.  Detectives with LASD, acting on information from the Camarillo detectives, located and arrested Martirosyan and Manukyan for an in progress Home Invasion Robbery in the 5800 block of Allott Ave., in the city of Van Nuys.  Martirosyan was shot by a LASD deputy in his lower extremities during the apprehension and taken to a local hospital.

 

After the suspects were in custody, detectives from the Ventura County Sheriff's Gang Unit and the Camarillo Special Enforcement Detail served simultaneous search warrants at Martirosyan's residence in Arleta and at Manukyan's residence in Glendale.  Detectives located burglary tools, pepper spray, simulated weapons, and stolen property at both locations.

 

Martirosyan is currently on parole for being a felon in possession of a gun and was out on bail from another residential burglary that occurred in Pasadena in June of 2012.  Martirosyan and Manukyan are both being held without bail in Los Angeles County for home invasion robbery. 

 

Camarillo detectives obtained warrants for both subjects arrest for conspiracy, burglary and theft of a firearm for the crimes committed in Camarillo.  Warrants for the crimes committed in the other jurisdictions are also expected. 

 

The arrest of these serial burglars could not have been accomplished without the collective collaboration of all of the agencies and units combined.

 

Prepared by:

Detective Sergeant Pete O'Sullivan

 

Media Release Date:

May 24, 2013

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Greg Gibson (805) 388-5116

 

All follow-up regarding the arrest and officer involved shooting by LASD in Van Nuys should be referred to

LASD Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo