A Nigerian man, Charles Chukwuma Onwuemelie, 29 years, 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, has been arrested in Los Angeles, U.S.
Charles was arrested at his home on Saturday and is being held on $1.4 million bail, according to a Los Angeles police statement. The statement added that 68 of all cases have been attributed to the same suspect by investigators.
“The series of robberies was staged throughout Los Angeles County and the city of Los Angeles. The suspect was wearing a different hat, mask and rubber gloves to conceal himself.”