FBI Miami
Special Agent Michael D. Leverock
(754) 703-2000
March 2, 2016

FBI Announces an Arrest Made in Connection with the March 2015 North Carolina Gold Heist

The FBI announces the arrest of Adalberto Perez, 46, of Opa Locka, Florida, today for his alleged involvement with the robbery of a tractor trailer carrying precious metals in Wilson County, North Carolina, on March 1, 2015.

Perez was arrested without incident by the FBI at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning in Opa Locka.

His initial appearance is expected to be in federal court in Miami, Florida.

Investigators seek additional information about this robbery and continue to offer a reward of up to $25,000. Sketches of additional suspects are below.

Law enforcement agencies involved in this investigation include: Wilson County Sheriff’s Office (North Carolina), North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Miami Dade Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Doral Police Department, Wake County Sheriff (North Carolina), FBI Charlotte, and the FBI’s South Florida Violent Crime Task Force.

Anyone who has information as to the identity of these robbers is urged to call the FBI at (754) 703-2000 or Crimestoppers.

No further information is available at this time.

Additional resources:

- FBI Announces $25,00 Reward in North Carolina Gold Heist

- FBI Partially Recovers Gold Taken from a Roadside Heist in North Carolina