FBI San Juan
Public Affairs Officer Limary Cruz-Rubio
(787) 685-2066
December 8, 2023

Arrest of Jael David Andrades Rivera and Jaime Junior Nieves Guerra

SAN JUAN, PR—Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) San Juan Field Office, Joseph Gonzalez, announced the arrest of Jael David Andrades Rivera (ANDRADES RIVERA) and Jaime Junior Nieves Guerra (NIEVES GUERRA).

Andrades Rivera and Nieves Guerra were charged under a Complaint with violations of Title 18 U.S.C. § 1951 (Hobbs Act Robbery) for events that took place on Friday, December 6th, 2023, at a dealership in Dorado that evolved into a car chase which ended near exit 24 along Highway 22 in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

The subjects were arrested by FBI Special Agents on Thursday, December 7th, 2023, and are currently awaiting their initial appearance.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney, Jonathan Gottfried, and E. Giovannie Mercado, and is being investigated by the FBI San Juan Field Office’s Violent Crimes and Major Offenders Squad. Investigative efforts are ongoing.

The FBI would like to thank the Police of Puerto Rico Bureau – Bayamón Criminal Investigative Corps (CIC), for their assistance with this investigation.

Tips and information assist the FBI and its federal, state, and local law enforcement partners. Citizens with information are asked to contact the FBI San Juan Field Office at 787-987-6500, or to submit tips through the FBI’s Internet complaint portal at Tips.FBI.gov.

Tipsters may remain anonymous.

The public is reminded a Complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty by a court of law. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.