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Nigerian man Popularly known as the “Blue Cloth Bandit” arrested for alleged serial robberies in Los Angeles, US

Nigerian Man, Charles Chukwuma Onwuemelie has been arrested for committing over 68 robberies in US five months after hosting high profile wedding

Onwuemelie, 29, given the “title” the “Blue Cloth Bandit” for his alleged habit of using a cloth to cover a handgun during a string of more than five dozen robberies over a span of nearly two years, was arrested in Los Angeles, U.S.

Onwuemelie, a resident of Quartz Hill 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 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 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.

The suspect has been charged with 16 counts of a robbery that allegedly occurred within LA city limits, though officials expect the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to file additional charges for various other robberies that seemingly occurred within the county.

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