Feds Arrest Migrant Shoplifting Gang After Five Years in New England

Federal agents have finally begun arresting a suspect affiliated with an organized crime ring of immigrants accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise from stores across New England.

Announced by the US Department of Homeland Security. arrest Marvin Estuardo Morales de Paz, 33 years old. Abraham Dager-Enrique, 24 years old. Sebastian Rajuji Soloman, 30 years old. Jonathan Jos Amperez Perez, 31 years old.Some of them are federal authorities. Paid in Rhode Island, according to Maine Wire.

One of the thefts attributed to this immigrant group occurred in February 2023 in Rockland, Maine. Seven immigrants were arrested in the case, and several of those arrested in Maine in 2023 are currently being arrested in Rhode Island.

“Home Depot loss prevention personnel discovered a group attempting to steal over $1,900 in electrical wire and other items hidden in boxes of other items,” said Special Agent Brendan Cullen. . “There were some of the same people in the Rockland van as in Warwick and Providence.”

The methods used by the thieves included shopping at targeted hardware stores.

Karen said the men would select large pieces of furniture, such as cabinets, and stuff expensive items such as copper wire and laminate flooring into the large pieces of furniture. They then end up purchasing larger items that hide other items that escape the cashier’s attention.

Marvin Estuardo Morales de Paz (Department of Justice) supervises the checkout of a cabinet box containing a bathtub and electrical wires in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 8, 2022.

He then had to return the furniture and receive a refund.

Crew members were arrested on April 2nd after a similar robbery in Smithfield, Rhode Island. After executing a search warrant, police seized $83,000 in cash, $11,000 worth of stolen property, and a 2019 Ford F150.

Some of the men were arrested in Rhode Island, but Josué Amperez Perez was arrested in Pennsylvania.

“This was no minor shoplifting. These men had a pattern of targeting large quantities of specific items and removing them from the store without paying for them,” Suffolk County, Massachusetts said. District Attorney Kevin Hayden said. statement After the arrest of Josué Amperez Perez. “This is the type of retail theft that can harm residents by forcing businesses out of their communities and depriving them of convenient shopping options.”

Many of these men had been arrested previously as well, but did not show up for their court dates.

As President Joe Biden’s border crisis continues to put America at risk, groups of immigrants organizing criminal theft have become a problem across the country.

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In February, authorities in West Whiteland Township, a western suburb of Philadelphia, reported continuing conflicts with organized retail theft rings made up of border crossers.

Law enforcement officials identified at least three groups of immigrants who stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise in the area.

Many other parts of the country are also affected by roaming immigrant thieves. Chicago and its suburbs are plagued with thefts committed by organized immigrant gangs.

In early 2024, authorities in the western suburb of Oak Brook noted an increase in theft at several retail stores by immigrants who ended up in Chicago immigration shelters.

Immigrant groups have also been reported to be involved in criminal activity in other parts of the Chicago area.

Lake County, Illinois, just north of Chicago, reported that immigrant gangs are suspected of running a theft ring targeting businesses.

Authorities in Michigan discovered a similar situation after a group of Chilean immigrants were arrested on suspicion of robbing a Macy’s store in Oakland County.

Additionally, two Chilean illegal aliens were arrested in Gulf Shores, Alabama and charged with robbing a jewelry store.

In New York City, groups of immigrants on scooters and mopeds have rampaged through the city. In one incident, one of these gangs assaulted a 62-year-old woman and dragged her into the street.

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