A 29-year-old US-based Nigerian arrested, Charles Chukwuma Onwuemelie, aka the “Blue Cloth Bandit” has been arrested in Los Angeles, United States.
Onwuemelie, a resident of Quartz Hill is known for using a cloth to cover a handgun during a string of more than five dozen robberies over nearly two years.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that Onwuemelie was arrested on the 23rd of September for allegedly committing 68 robberies just 5 months after hosting a very extravagant wedding in the United state
According to investigations, a total of 68 armed business robberies have been linked to the same suspect since October of 2021. It is reported that the Robberies took place throughout Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles.
During their investigation, detectives discovered that the suspect frequently covered the handgun used in the robberies at gas stations, 7-11s, and Walmart’s with a blue cloth. The suspect would disguise himself by wearing various hats, a face mask, and rubber gloves. The same vehicle was used in many of the robberies, and several factors led to the identification of the same suspect.
Charles Chukwuma Onwuemelie was arrested at his residence. The evidence further linking him to the robberies was also recovered at the scene, including a firearm.
On September 27, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office filed 16 counts of 211 P.C. – Robbery, for the robberies that occurred in the City of Los Angeles.
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