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Man sought in several states might be in Houston, FBI says

Have you seen Mario Lambert?

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HOUSTON – A man with pending charges in several jurisdictions may be in the Houston area, officials said Friday.

Authorities are looking for Mario L. Lambert, who is sought on multiple counts, including armed robbery after a Nov. 22 incident at Cellular Sales in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the FBI.

Lambert also has been charged with brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in conjunction with the robbery, investigators said.

The 33-year-old was charged with the same two counts Jan. 12 in Kansas.

Lambert was last seen in Rockford, Illinois, on March 2. Authorities said he also traveled to Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Houston and Beloit, Wisconsin.

He was last seen driving a 2002 tan Chevy Tahoe, with an Illinois license plate number of ZZ37991.

Lambert, also known by the nickname “Pop-Up,” is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 22 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, along with a tattoo of his last name on his back and a tattoo showing Chinese letters on his chest, according to an FBI news release.

Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to Lambert’s arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous, investigators said.

Anyone with a tip is asked to call the nearest law-enforcement agency, the Knoxville FBI office at 865-544-0751 or the Chicago FBI office at 312-421-6700.


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