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Two Men Arrested for Attempted Theft of $200K Worth of Pistachios

Two men were arrested Wednesday after the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Rural Crime Investigation Unit caught them attempting to steal a semi-truck and trailer containing $200,000 worth of pistachios.

According to KCSO, detectives arrested Arman Karapetyan, age 32 from Van Nuys, California and Manuk Aghajanyan, age 30 from Glendale, California after responding to a local pistachio and almond distribution center.

KCSO deputies were able to stop the semi-truck as it headed down Interstate 5 and arrest Karapetyan and Aghajanyan. During the investigation, Rural Crime Investigation detectives discovered Karapetyan and Aghajanyan attempted to falsify their identity and employer to procure the shipment of pistachios.

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Karapetyan and Aghajanyan were arrested and booked into jail for violation of PC 487H(A) grand theft cargo and PC 496D(A) Possession of a stolen vehicle….  TurnTo23 News

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