RAPAPORT... The New York branch of the FBI and the New York Police Department have charged Ralik Hansen, 28, with participating in a midday robbery of Cartier in Manhattan on January 30. Authorities believe five men were involved in the smash-and-grab theft that yielded the suspects approximately $700,000 worth of watches. Two suspects are in custody, Hansen's whereabouts are unknown and authorities consider him to be armed and extremely dangerous.
Hansen is also a suspect in at least two other robberies in New Jersey and Virginia. The FBI is offering what it called ''a substantial reward'' leading to Hansen's arrest.
In addition, the New York State Department of Corrections lists Hansen as wanted for a parole violation in connection with the criminal conviction of attempted forcible sexual assault of a female victim and an attempted robbery in the first degree.
Hansen is described as a black male with a medium complexion who is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs approximately 205 pounds. He was last seen with a shaved head and has noticeable scars on his left wrist and left elbow.
He is known to frequent several locations in Brooklyn and is commonly referred to as “Rahlik” or “Rah.” Hansen is a member of a violent interstate robbery crew from Brooklyn and has family in the state of Georgia and the county of Panama.
Hansen is a suspect in the July 1 heist of Borgata Jewels in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where three men stole approximately $500,000 worth of Rolex watches and jewelry.
Anyone with information on Hansen is asked to call the FBI at 212.384.1000 and informants will remain anonymous.