Stolen Luxury Cars Worth $2.3 Million Found Stashed in Backyard of Home in Los Angeles San Fernando Valley Images

By Tribune News Service
Tribune News Service
Tribune News Service
March 29, 2022Updated: April 18, 2022

By Jaimie Ding
From Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES—More than 30 stolen luxury vehicles, including BMWs, Aston Martins, Bentleys, Porsches and Jaguars, were being stashed in a Van Nuys backyard, authorities said.

The cars, worth a total of $2.3 million, had been “fraudulently purchased” from dealerships in Southern California, according to California Highway Patrol investigators.

An aerial photo provided by the CHP showed the cars lined up neatly on a grassy lot behind the house.

35 stolen luxury vehicles
The stolen luxury cars stashed in a backyard in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley on March 24, 2022. (California Highway Patrol/TNS)

Investigators discovered the cars last Thursday when they served a search warrant at the house after a two-month investigation. They also found an indoor marijuana grow operation with more than 400 plants.

They seized a firearm and arrested 39-year-old Vage Chavushyan of North Hollywood on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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