Thousand Oaks - Serial Burglary Suspects Arrested for Crimes in Two Counties
1/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Nature of Incident:
Arrest of Serial Residential Burglary Suspects
12-22873, 12-22881, 12-23816
Westlake Village and Los Angeles, California
Date & Time:
January 9, 2014
Thousand Oaks Detective Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent
City of Residence
(S) Martirosyan, Gurgen
(S) Manukyan, Vigen
During the month of October 2012, three separate residential burglaries occurred in the Westlake Village area of Thousand Oaks. During each of the burglaries, the victims discovered an unknown telephone number called the residence multiple times before the burglary occurred. The point of entry and items taken were similar in each burglary.
During May 2013, a series of similar residential burglaries occurred in the city of Camarillo. After extensive investigation and collaboration with law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Camarillo detectives identified Gurgen Martirosyan and Vigen Manukyan as the likely suspects responsible for the residential burglaries in the city of Camarillo.
On May 22, 2013, Martirosyan and Manukyan were arrested and taken into custody during an in-progress home invasion robbery in the city of Van Nuys. Search warrants were served at both Martirosyan's and Manukyan's residence, which led to the discovery of additional property and evidence.
Based on the above information, Thousand Oaks Police Department detectives conducted follow-up investigation over the last several months. The investigation led to direct evidence linking Martirosyan and Manukyan to the three residential burglaries that occurred in the Westlake Village area during October 2012.
Martirosyan and Manukyan are being held without bail in Los Angeles County jail for the home invasion robbery in Van Nuys, multiple residential burglaries in Los Angeles County area and possession of stolen property charges related to Ventura County residential burglaries.
Detective Mike McConville
Media Release Date:
January 9, 2014
Detective Mike McConville (805) 494-8219
Sergeant Jason Robarts
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime. The caller may remain anonymous. The call is not recorded. Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).