TBI offers $20,000 reward for information leading to armed robbery suspect's arrest

TBI offers $20,000 reward for information leading to armed robbery suspect's arrest

March 17th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Mario L. Lambert

Mario L. Lambert

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.

Mario "Pop-Up" L. Lambert, 33, who has pending charges in multiple jurisdictions, has been charged in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, with a Hobbs Act violation related to the Nov. 22, 2016, armed robbery of Cellular Sales at 4501 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tenn.. He has also been charged with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in conjunction with that robbery.

On Jan. 12, 2017, Lambert was charged with the same two offenses in the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.

Lambert was last seen in Rockford, Ill., on March 2. He is also known to have traveled to Chicago; Beloit, Wis.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Atlanta; and Houston. He was last seen driving a 2002 tan Chevy Tahoe, with Illinois license plate ZZ37991.

Lambert is a black male with brown eyes and black hair, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds. He has "LAMBERT" tattooed on his back and Chinese letters on tattooed on his chest.

A reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information leading to Lambert's arrest. A wanted poster is available on the FBI website at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/mario-lee-lambert.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Lambert  should call the nearest law enforcement agency, or the Knoxville FBI office at 865-544-0751 or the Chicago FBI office at 312-421-6700. Members of the public and law enforcement officers should use caution if Lambert  is encountered, as he is considered to be armed and dangerous.