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November 08, 2004 Southern District of New York - Deputy John Salvo (212) 331-7149
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065

   Shateek Andrews Captured Within Hours of Being Added to 15 Most Wanted List

Shateek Andrews - CapturedSwift justice prevailed in the case of Shateek Andrews who was captured in New York on Saturday, literally within hours of being added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list. Andrews had been identified by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) as the violent armed robber who had terrorized small business owners and employees in the city’s Bronx area. Officers from the New York Police Department’s 44th precinct are credited with apprehending Andrews after he had committed yet another robbery in a Bronx store. Andrews was being chased by the store owner’s son, while attempting to flee the crime scene, when NYPD officers captured him in the vicinity of 165th Street and Grant Avenue.

Andrews is a career criminal whose violent acts had made him a priority case for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (ATF), “Violent Crime Impact Team.”

“Congratulations are in order to the NYPD and their officers for the great work they did in removing this dangerous felon from our streets,” said Robert J. Finan II, Assistant Director of the U.S. Marshals Service Investigative Services Division.

The Marshals Service had just added both Shateek Andrews and sexual predator Charles Leroy Dean as the latest additions to their 15 Most Wanted list on the day prior to Andrews capture.

U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives annually. For more information please see the Marshals website www.usmarshals.gov.