Brooklyn man wanted by FBI, NYPD in ‘brazen’ Cartier robbery

The NYPD and FBI said Ralik Hansen, 28, was one of at least five men who robbed Cartier of more than $700,000 in stolen watches.  Credit: FBI
The NYPD and FBI said Ralik Hansen, 28, was one of at least five men who robbed Cartier of more than $700,000 in watches.
Credit: FBI

Federal and local authorities are looking for a man wanted in connection with what the FBI described as a “brazen” January robbery of a Cartier store in midtown Manhattan.

The FBI and NYPD said Ralik Hansen, 28, was one of at least five men who charged into Cartier around 12:35 p.m. Jan. 30 and began to smash counters, removing 16 watches worth more than $700,000.

Two thieves wore masks and all wore gloves during the robbery. Three of the men carried ball-peen hammers.

Four of the perpetrators have been caught, officials said. The crew, including Hansen, was charged in February in connection with the heist and other robberies in New York, New Jersey and Virginia. The FBI said Hansen is wanted for two other robberies in New Jersey and Virginia.

Believed to be armed and “extremely dangerous,” Hansen was last seen with a shaved head and scars on his left wrist and elbow, according to the FBI. He is black, 6-foot-1 and weighs approximately 205 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000. A reward is available for tips resulting in an arrest.

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