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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Man Who Stole Over $67,000 Charged With Three Armed Robberies Of Supermarket And Gas Stations In Cataño And Vega Baja

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Juan Tyler López Gerraughty with six counts related to three armed robberies, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. 

According to the Government’s allegations, on November 4, 2020, Juan Tyler López Gerraughty and other individuals drove a truck into an Econo store in Cataño and threatened a security guard at gunpoint.  They then loaded the ATM onto the truck and drove away. 

On November 13, López Gerraughty and other individuals crashed a truck through the garage window of a Toral gas station in Cataño.  After threatening an employee at gunpoint, the group tied a chain around the ATM and dragged it out of the store with the truck. 

On November 28, López Gerraughty and other individuals crashed a truck through the entrance of a Toral gas station in Vega Baja.  After threatening an employee with a gun, the group loaded the ATM onto the truck before driving away.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan Carlos Reyes of the Violent Crimes and National Security Section is in charge of the prosecution of the case.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the investigation.  If convicted, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum of 21 years in prison.

An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
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Updated July 13, 2021