18.04.2022 | A series of serious crimes was prevented, members of a criminal group were taken into custody

It was established that in the evening of October 9, 2019, A.N. shot G.M. dead in a crowded place. On August 27, 2020, the Court of General Jurisdiction of First Instance of Yerevan rejected the petition to extend the arrest applied as a measure of restraint against A.N. As a result, A.N. was at large.


In the evening of March 7, 2022, the police department received a message from Astghik MC that A.N. turned to them with numerous gunshot wounds. A criminal case was initiated on the grounds of Part 1 of Article 34-104 and Part 1 of Article 235, during the investigation of which it turned out that G.M. was a friend of the sons of A.B.


As a result of the coordinated actions of the investigators of the Serious Crimes Investigation Department of the Yerevan City Investigation Department of the RA IC and the Yerevan City Department of the RA Police, under the direct coordination of the Prosecutor's Office, a number of serious crimes were prevented.


In particular, A.N. and his relatives, being convinced that the attempt to kill A. N. on March 7 was committed by A.B.'s supporters. A.N. instructed the members of the group he created to purchase weapons - a grenade launcher, an assault rifle, an SVD sniper rifle, pistols, grenades, and body armor. The accomplices were waiting for the delivery of an armored vehicle to carry out the plan.


In their turn, the members of the group, receiving and following the instructions of A.N., with the help of different individuals, acquired machine guns, pistols, cartridges, grenades, bulletproof vests, which they hid in different apartments and outbuildings.


In addition, in order to carry out their criminal plan, to have time to hide for a while, if necessary, to leave Armenia, they kept an eye on several apartments where large sums were stored.


A criminal case was initiated under paragraph 1 of part 2 of Article 35-104, paragraph 3 of part 3 of Article 223, part 1 of Article 223.1 and part 1 of Article 266.


During a search of the apartment of the leader of the group, A.N., objects similar to silencers, a pistol and cartridges, knives, objects similar to a gun and arrows, master keys, containers with a substance similar to mercury were found.


In the result of the search carried out in A.N.’s mother flat a “Toz” pistol and 9 rounds of ammunition were found. Before the search his mother attacked a police officer with a knife, wounding him in the arm.


Numerous searches were carried out in the houses, cars, garages of members of the criminal gang, as a result of which grenades, detonators, a baton, cartridges, a pump-action pistol, many keys and master keys, fittings were found. A criminal case has been initiated under part 2 of article 235 and part 1 of article 316, which was merged with the previous case.


As a result of coordinated actions of law enforcement agencies, A.N. and 5 other people were arrested.


A petition was submitted to the Court of General Jurisdiction of First Instance of the city of Yerevan for taking into custody as a measure of restraint in respect of the 5 indicated persons. The court granted 3 of them, including the petition against the leader of the group A.N. The petitions submitted in respect of the other 2 persons were denied by the court decision.


A.N.'s wife has been released on bail, she was interrogated as a suspect.



Notice: Every person suspected in or charged with a criminal offense shall be presumed innocent unless proved guilty in the manner prescribed by the RA Criminal Procedure Code and unless the verdict comes into legal force.