Home San Juan Press Releases 2013 Arrests of Three Subjects Involved in the Armed Robbery of AutoZone Store

Arrests of Three Subjects Involved in the Armed Robbery of AutoZone Store

FBI San Juan February 08, 2013
  • Special Agent Moises Quiñones (787) 759-1550

SAN JUAN—On February 8, 2013, David Domenech-Andino, Alexis Arroyo-Garcia, and Marciano Olivo-Rosa were taken into custody by the FBI. Domenech-Andino, Arroyo-Garcia, and Olivo-Rosa are charged with interference with commerce by threats or violence, use of a firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence, and aiding and abetting.

The criminal complaint alleges that on November 7, 2012, Olivo-Rosa drove Domenech-Andino and Arroyo-Garcia to the AutoZone Store located at Road #2, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, to conduct an armed robbery. Domenech-Andino and Arroyo-Garcia entered the store and announced the robbery while brandishing a pistol and stole $773. Officers from the Police of Puerto Rico on patrol duties near the location chased the two subjects who had separated and fled on foot. Domenech-Andino entered a nearby Walgreens Store, and while exiting, Police Officer Ivan Roman Matos attempted to arrest him.

Domenech-Andino produced a pistol from his rear pocket and opened fire, striking the officer several times. Domenech-Andino fled from the location on foot. Officer Roman Matos was transported to a medical facility but died a short time later as a result of the bullet wounds.

The Police of Puerto Rico was able to identify the subjects involved and arrested them within two days of the incident. This case is the product of an extensive investigation and cooperation between the Police of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the FBI.

If convicted, the defendants face up to a maximum of 20 years’ imprisonment for violation of the Hobbs Act, and a maximum of life in prison for the firearms violation.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Luke V. Cass and is being investigated by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force.

The public is reminded a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.