Commercial Crimes Division Arrests Three Suspects and Recovers $6.9 Million Worth of Bitcoin Mining Computers NR24104cm

March 26, 2024

Los Angeles: On March 19, 2024, detectives from Commercial Crimes Division’s Cargo Theft Unit (CTU) arrested three suspects for 496 (A) PC: Receiving Stolen Property. All three suspects were booked at 77th Jail.

Suspect 1: 47-year-old Vardan Vardanyan

Suspect 2: 36-year-old Vagarshak Vardanyan

Suspect 3: 34-year-old Samvel Pilovan

A total of 608 Bitcoin Mining Computers valued at $6.9 million were recovered during the arrests.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5920. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.