GLENDALE — A 54-year-old Glendale man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing a $9,200 Rolex from a jewelry store after a tipster recognized him from video surveillance footage, police said.
Gary Demirchyan was arrested at 4:30 p.m. at his 4,300-square-foot home in the 2700 block of Sleepy Hollow Place in Glenoaks Canyon on suspicion of grand theft, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
A woman who answered the phone at Demirchyan's home on Friday hung up when she was asked about him.
A tipster on Thursday called Glendale Police Det. Keith James about Demirchyan after recognizing him in an Aug. 24 Glendale News-Press article. The story included a still from an Aug. 2 surveillance video from Classic Designs in the Glendale Galleria.
James later secured a warrant from a judge to search Demirchyan's home, Lorenz said.
Detectives contacted Demirchyan as he arrived at his house, police said. Demirchyan was listed on his police booking report as being unemployed.