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Deputies arrest two other alleged Red Bull thieves

August 16, 2011|By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com

Less than a week after South Pasadena police arrested a suspected Red Bull bandit, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested two others after they allegedly attempted to make off with 51 cans of the energy drink from a Ralph’s in La Crescenta.

According to Sgt. Ray Harley of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station, Edgar Khasmeyan, 29, and Masis Mirzayan, 35, both of Tujunga, were stopped by loss prevention agents outside the store the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard.

Khasmeyan was recognized from security camera footage taken during the July 16 theft of $1,200 worth of Red Bull from the Ralph’s supermarket on the 500 block of Foothill Boulevard in La  Cañada Flintridge.

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Harley said the duo are also being investigated in connection with Red Bull thefts that on occurred on July 3 and 5 at the Ralph’s supermarket on the 2600 block of Foothill Blvd, as well thefts in neighboring cities.

“Absolutely our investigation thus far leads us to believe they’re responsible for these other three thefts in the area in July,” Harley said.

Harley said deputies are also investigating a possible connection with Eric Petrossian, who was arrested last week in South Pasadena on similar charges.

“They all could be part of the same crew,” Harley said.

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