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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Three Individuals Indicted For Stealing An ATM With Over $20,000

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On February 3, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Oscar Valderrama-Albaladejo, Juan Tyler López Gerraughty, and Alex Manuel López Felicie with bank larceny in connection with stealing an ATM containing over $20,000, announced W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is in charge of the investigation of the case.

On January 9, 2021, at approximately 3:40 AM, defendants broke into a Walgreens pharmacy and took an automated teller machine.  Defendants placed the ATM on the back of a pickup truck before driving away.  Officers of the Puerto Rico Police Bureau saw the suspicious-looking pickup truck and followed it.  At one point, the truck reduced speed and fired at the police officer’s car.  Police officers returned fire and eventually arrested the suspects. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Juan Carlos Reyes-Ramos of the Violent Crimes and National Security Section is in charge of the prosecution of the case. If convicted, the defendants face up to 10 years in prison.  

An indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated February 4, 2021