GLENDALE — Prosecutors filed charges this week against a 54-year-old Glendale man who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a $9,200 Rolex from a jewelry store at the Glendale Galleria.
Gary Demirchyan has been charged with one felony count of grand theft, according to the criminal complaint. He is expected to be arraigned Oct. 8 in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale.
Prosecutors have recommended that the judge set bail at $20,000, according to the complaint.
Reached at his home Friday, Demirchyan said he had no comment about the charge and allegations.
He was arrested on Aug. 26 at his home in the 2700 block of Sleepy Hollow Place in Glenoaks Canyon after a tipster called detectives about recognizing him in a surveillance photo published in the Glendale News-Press, police said.
Detectives had released video surveillance photographs because they needed the public's help in identifying a man who stole the watch from Classic Designs in the Glendale Galleria.