Three Arrested in Connection to Large Amazon Package Theft Ring
Beverly Cantrell - January 5, 2022 9:03 pm
LUTHER, Okla. (KOKH) – The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of three people believed to be connected to a large Amazon theft ring involving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
The sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the area of 206th and Harrah Road on Dec. 30 following a complaint of illegal dumping.
When they arrived, deputies found about 600 empty Amazon packages dumped on the ground. All of the packages were supposed to arrive at their destinations by Christmas.
A garbage bag containing an envelope with an address and a receipt from a local store was also found.
Inside, investigators said they found thousands of undelivered Amazon packages. Some were still wrapped on pallets in the home.
“Just one of the deliveries scheduled for that was approximately $15,000 and Amazon told us that’s just going to be the tip of the iceberg,” Capt. Robert Tye with Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Packages were stored throughout the home in almost every room and filled the storm shelter. Investigators said they removed the packages with a 26-foot UHaul truck.
“Just about anywhere you can imagine sticking stuff in a house, closets, attics, any kind of crawl spaces,” Capt. Tye said. “They had an attached garage. They also had an underground storm shelter. Everywhere we looked there were packages.”
According to investigators, Cesar Yasnier Cerqueira Rojas was working as a third-party driver for Amazon delivering packages using a truck owned by 37-year-old Dinneris Matos Delgado.
Investigators believe Rojas may have loaded extra pallets onto the truck and brought them to the South Birch address where they were opened.
Cesar Yasnier Cerqueiro Rojas Dinneris Matos Delgado Maikel Perez
Deputies said this crime ring could have been active for months.
“Again there were several thousand packages there,” Capt. Tye said. “That’s something you’re not going to do overnight or even in a month or two. I believe they lived at the residence in Luther for approximately one year, so it could have been going on for at least a year.”
Maikel Perez Laurencio, 38, was also arrested in the scheme. Investigators say he was a third-party driver.