Collier County jury finds ‘Ninja Robbers’ leader guilty
The mastermind behind terrifying attacks has been convicted for crimes he and a group known as the “Ninja Robbers” committed in Collier County and Orlando for roughly over five years. These were men accused of leading victims around their own homes tied up.
Andres Perez, 49, was found guilty on 34 of 37 charges by a jury in Collier County court Tuesday for a year of terrorizing community members that took place between August 2013 to May 2014.
Perez is part of the so-called “Ninja Robbers,” who terrorized Collier County and the Orlando area about five years ago.
The jury deliberated for over seven hours after hearing five weeks of testimony before reaching a guilty verdict in court.
The jury was tasked with deciding if Perez is one of the “Ninja Robbers” who terrorized Collier County from August 2013 to May 2014. Perez faced 39 different charges, which ranged from racketeering to kidnapping, to carjacking and dealing in stolen property.
Dozens of victims took to the stand to testify against Perez and detail how the “Ninja Robbers” bound and robbed them.
Perez’s co-defendants, who have already stood trial or taken plea deals, are now in prison.
Perez is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Nov. 8.