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FBI Seeks "Violent Fugitive" in Midtown Cartier Heist

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    The FBI is looking for a man the agency describes as "a violent fugitive" in connection with the brazen midday robbery of a Cartier store in Manhattan earlier this year.

    Two suspects were arrested and charged the day of the Jan. 30 midtown jewelry store robbery, and authorities have been looking for the other two believed to have been involved in the Cartier heist. Authorities said the suspects made off with 16 watches from the Fifth Avenue store.  

    Federal officials say one of those men is Ralik Hansen, who is also wanted for his alleged participation in at least two other robberies in different states and is said to be considered "armed and dangerous."  

    Authorities believe the 28-year-old Hansen is part of a violent interstate robbery crew from Brooklyn that, along with the Cartier robbery, hit a jewelry store at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, a jewelry store in Richmond, Va., and another store in Cranford, N.J. 

    A stun gun was used on a store worker in at least one of the hold-ups.

    Hansen is known to frequent several locations in Brooklyn, officials said, and has family in the state of Georgia and in Panama.

    He was last seen with a shaved head and noticeable scars on his left wrist and elbow, according to the FBI.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 212-384-1000.

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