Two Southern California men were arrested in Pleasant Hill on Sunday on suspicion of cloning hundreds of ATM, police said. At about 12:10 p.m. police responded to a report of two men loitering around the Citibank ATM machines at 700 Contra Costa Blvd.
When the officers contacted the men, identified as 22-year-old Arman Vardanyan and 20-year-old Eduard Arakelyan, one of them fled on foot. Officers chased him and caught him a short distance away. The other man was arrested at the bank.
When the two men were searched, officers allegedly found several loaded firearms, a large quantity of cash and hundreds of cloned access cards, police said. Both men were arrested and booked into county jail.
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