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For Immediate Release

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March 16, 2016 Kevin R. Kamrowski, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of New York (212) 331-7200
Lone Remaining Suspect in 2014 Midtown Manhattan Smash-And-Grab Robbery
Apprehended in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn
 

New York, NY - A suspect wanted on outstanding robbery charges has been arrested by a team of U.S. Marshals from the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) today.

Courtney Hardin was being sought by the FBI on a federal warrant issued in the Southern District of New York for his alleged participation in a number of robberies, including a brazen 2014 smash-and-grab robbery at a Fifth Avenue Cartier Store. Five subjects, some donning masks and wielding hammers, entered the high-end jewelry shop in broad daylight, smashing open display cases before making off with approximately $700,000 in stolen luxury watches.

Investigative efforts by U.S. Marshals led them to the Bedford-Stuyvesant home of Hardin’s former girlfriend. Once inside, keen-eyed U.S. Marshals spotted Hardin hiding underneath the bed of his infant child. Hardin was quickly arrested and taken into custody without incident.

“This arrest signifies the committed work the U.S. Marshals dedicate to apprehending wanted subjects. My deputies conduct countless hours of demanding and arduous investigative efforts to ensure that these dangerous fugitives are brought to justice” said Michael Greco, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of New York.

In October of 2015, Ralik Hansen, also wanted in connection with these robberies, accidentally shot him-self as he attempted to hide from a FedEx carrier who he assumed were police officers coming to arrest him. Five other suspects are currently in custody including Jamal Dehoyos, who was arrested by U.S. Marshals on February 24, 2016, as he casually strolled down a Brooklyn street toward an elevated train platform. Hardin was the lone remaining suspect being sought on charges relating to this case.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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