Southwest Transportation Security Council

Good morning everyone,

Member Kevin Whalen from 7 – 11 Corporation shared the email below:

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016, at 2134 hrs, Javier Perez, was arrested as the get-a-way driver of a Cuban crew out of Miami, Fl, attempting to burglarize a perfume warehouse in South Plainfield, NJ. The owner of the company observed on a satellite video footage the actors breaking into the business.  Patrol units were called and Perez was stopped a block away from the business. Perez was stopped in a red 2016 Toyota Sienna bearing Florida registration AFKW41, rented from Budget Rental Car in Florida.

Perez was seen on camera with 3 other unknown actors. The actors cut the locks on the rear of the business with bolt cutters (recovered) and replaced them with their own locks so they could come back later in the evening after police checked the building. Also a box truck next to the business had its steering column removed and per the video the actors were going to use this box truck to move the stolen merchandise.  Recovered from the vehicle were Perez’ cellular phone, a GPS unit, and bolt cutters.

Arrested – Javier Perez – 1432 NE 179th, North Miami Beach, FL

– 10/06/1977 SS# 592-69-0817

Any agencies with similar incidents or could provide more information please contact Det. Lloyd McNelly at

908-226-7668 or

This is a classic example using a decoy method (Cutting and replacing the locks) in order to deter local law enforcement from repeated trips to building in the event the alarms were triggered.  Please feel free to share this BOLO with everyone in your network.

Kurt Duesterdick

ERTSC Chairman, 2016