FBI Knoxville
Eastern District of Tennessee
(865) 545-4167
March 17, 2017

Wanted

Be on the lookout for MARIO L. LAMBERT, who has pending charges in multiple jurisdictions. Locally, LAMBERT has been charged in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, with a Hobbs Act violation related to the armed robbery of Cellular Sales, 4501 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee, that occurred on November 22, 2016. He has also been charged with Brandishing a Firearm during a Crime of Violence in conjunction with that robbery.

On January 12, 2017, LAMBERT was charged with the same two offenses, Hobbs Act Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, in the United States District Court, District of Kansas.

LAMBERT was last seen in Rockford, Illinois on March 2, 2017. He is also known to have traveled to Chicago, Illinois; Beloit, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; and Houston, Texas. He was last seen driving a 2002 tan Chevy Tahoe, with Illinois license plate ZZ37991.

LAMBERT is more fully described as follows:

  • Race: Black
  • Sex: Male
  • Nickname: Pop-Up
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Tattoos: “LAMBERT” on his Back; Chinese letters on chest

A WANTED poster is available on the FBI website at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/additional/mario-lee-lambert

A reward of up to $20,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of MARIO L. LAMBERT.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of MARIO L. 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.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Wanted for Armed Robbery, Lambert.
Lambert, Wanted for Armed Robbery.
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