Ralik Hansen, 28, is seen in an image taken by a
surveillance camera in the Cartier jewellery shop in New
York. REUTERS/FBI/Handout via Reuters
A man with links to an interstate robbery crew was being
sought in connection with the daytime heist of a Cartier
jewellery shop in New York City in January, the FBI said today.
Ralik Hansen, 28, has been charged with robbery following the
Jan. 31 smash-and-grab of a Cartier store on Manhattan's
Fifth Avenue, the FBI said in a press release. He remained at
large, the FBI said.
Hansen also is accused of participating in at least two
robberies in New Jersey and Virginia, the FBI said.
"Hansen is a member of a violent interstate robbery crew from
Brooklyn and has family in the state of Georgia and the
country of Panama," the statement said.
Authorities say Hansen was one of five masked men who stormed
the Cartier store and used hammers to smash glass displays
and grab more than $700,000 worth of watches before
disappearing into crowds of midday shoppers and tourists on
Four other people have been arrested in connection with the
Cartier robbery and linked to the crime ring, the FBI said.
The crew's high-profile heists included a smash-and-grab
attack on a jewelry store inside the Borgata Hotel and Casino
in Atlantic City last July, authorities said.
A day after the Cartier robbery, two of the suspects were
arrested in Brooklyn while wearing the stolen watches, police
The other two suspects were arrested by New York City police
Allen Williams, 35; Roberto Grant, 33; Terrell Ratliff, 22;
and Tyrone DeHoyos, 35, have all been charged with interstate
robbery, conspiracy and other charges, the FBI said.
Hansen's whereabouts remained unknown, and the FBI and New
York City police said they were seeking information leading
to his arrest and offering a "significant" reward.