Andrew Melikian Pleads Not Guilty To His Role In Armed Robbery
A Casper man accused of being involved in mugging a man that was cleaning out a car, has entered a plea in court.
Andrew Melikian has pleaded not guilty to one count of accessory before the fact to aggravated robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, one charge of obtaining property under false pretenses and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in middle September, a man told police he was cleaning a friend’s car near East Fourth and South Park Streets, when he heard footsteps behind him and a male voice said, “‘give me your money.”
The victim turned around, saw a man with a bandanna on the lower part of his face, and a pistol with a long barrel pointed at him.
The victim later contacted police and said his debit card was used at a convenience store
Officers reviewed a store video that showed Raechel Holmes along with Melikian.
Police later spoke with Melikian and advised him of his rights.
He denied knowing anything about the robber.
However, Holmes later said she and Melikian were present at the robbery, and Melikian along with Nicholaus Harford planned it.
Melikian is being held on $50,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face between five-to-25 years in prison on each of the accessory and conspiracy charges if convicted.