Once again, an alert resident who saw something suspicious helped Cranston Police nab a pair of 18-year-olds who allegedly were stealing from cars at 100 Hoffman Avenue early yesterday morning.
Cranston Police Major Robert W. Ryan said the two men — Arthur Hagopian, of 64 Kimberly Lane, Cranston; and Hrach Burunsuzyan, of 163 Warman Ave., Cranston, "appeared to be surprised and caught off guard" when Officers Justin Rutkiewitcz and Louis Pezzullo showed up at the apartment complex.
The officers were dispatched after a resisdent called police and said two white males were wearing dark clothing and "crouching and moving between parked vehicles" in the parking lots of the complex.
Police said both men claimed they were out taking a walk. But Hagopian had a "large bulge protruding from beneath his jacket." That bulge turned out to be stolen women's clothing, police said.
Nearby, a 1998 Honda Accord was parked. Police said they determined Hagopian and Burunsuzyan were using the vehicle and inside the trunk, they found cell phones, GPS units, change and tools.
"The investigation determined that the duo went through at least three different vehicles, removing items," Ryan said.
Both men were charged with larceny from a motor vehicle, attempted larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. Both were presented to Third Division District Court and were released on $1,000 personal recognizance until a future court date.