America’s Most Wanted
Many of these photos are outdated and the fugitive could look much different now so focusing more on certain facial features (ex: shape of nose, eyebrows, ears, etc.) can help in identifying a criminal who might have been a vague acquaintance or somebody that look’s very different now then ten years back.
Also, alot of fugitives grow out facial hair or vice versa, in an attempt to hide their identity.
Victor Manual Gerena is wanted by the FBI for taking part in one of the biggest bank robberies in U.S. History
Wanted by the FBI for taking part in one of the biggest bank heist’s in US history. Gerena is one of the top TEN fugitives on the run.
Born: June 24, 1958 (age 54 as of 2012) – Alias: Víctor Ortiz, Víctor M. Gerena Ortiz.
|Nationality||American (Puerto Rican descent)|
(born June 24, 1958) is an American Fugitive wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the armed robbery, in connection with the Los Macheteros group, of a Wells Fargo armored car facility. On May 14, 1984, he became the 386th fugitive to be placed on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. He remains at large and, on April 11, 2010, became the fugitive to have spent the most time on the list, surpassing Donald Eugene Webb. He is believed to be in Cuba.
In Puerto Rico, Machetero leaders Filiberto Ojeda Rios and Juan Segarra Palmer had heard of Gerena; Gerena’s mother’s background as a pro-independence advocate and his dislike of life in the army made him, in Ojeda Rios’ and Segarra Palmer’s eyes, a candidate to become a member of Los Macheteros. They flew to Hartford and convinced Gerena to help them with their cause by participating in the heist.
According to law enforcement authorities, on September 12, 1983, Gerena dropped off his girlfriend at City Hall, where she was to get a marriage license for the couple. He then went to his place of employment and spent the rest of the day with co-workers James McKeon and Timothy Girard. At some point, Gerena then removed McKeon’s gun, handcuffed and tied up his two co-workers, and injected them with an unknown non-lethal substance in order to further disable them. He put $7,000,000 in the trunk of a car, then left with the money. At an unknown point, Gerena transferred to another vehicle and disappeared.
The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to Gerena’s capture of up to $1,000,000.
2) Alexis Flores
Mugshot: Alexis Flores
UFAP, Murder, and Kidnapping
Wanted for the kidnapping and murder of a 5-year-old child in PA. Could be hiding out in Honduras.
Alexis Flores (born July 18, 1975) is a Honduran fugitive wanted for the kidnapping, rape and murder of five-year-old Iriana DeJesus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2000. Flores is the 487th fugitive to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Flores was born in Honduras in 1975, although has used dates of birth ranging from 1975 to 1982. Flores has claimed he received a large surgical scar on his neck as a result of an injury sustained in Hurricane Mitch in Honduras in 1998.
In the summer of 2000, “Carlo” or “Carlos”, an itinerant homeless drifter, had been given shelter, clothing and work as a handyman by Hunting Park, Philadelphia, resident Jorge Contreras. On August 3, five days after she had been reported missing, the body of five year-old Iriana DeJesus was found in the basement of an empty apartment building where “Carlos” is believed to have stayed. She had been sexually assaulted, strangled and wrapped in a trash bag. A T-shirt bearing a distinct political logo was found near DeJesus’ body with her blood on it. When police questioned Contreras about the shirt, he recognized it as one of the articles of clothing he had lent to Carlos, who had not been seen in the area since the girl was reported missing. “Carlos” then became wanted for questioning and a sketch of him was profiled on America’s Most Wanted.
Alexis Flores, an illegal immigrant, was arrested for shoplifting in Arizona in 2002. Two years later, after giving fraudulent identity documents to police, Flores was arrested for possession of a forgery device, a felony in Arizona. Flores told immigration officials that he had lived in Schaumburg, Illinois, prior to living in Phoenix. He was incarcerated for 60 days and deported to Honduras after his release in June 2005.
3) “The AK-47 Bandit”
Age: 25 to 40 years of age
Height: Approximately 5’10”
Weight: 180 to 220 pounds Sex: Male
Build: Stocky Race: White
REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the above crimes.
An unknown male suspect is wanted for his alleged involvement in the following activities related to armed bank robberies:
On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the California Bank & Trust on the 5400 block of Riverside Drive in Chino, California, was robbed by an unknown white male. The suspect was armed with an AK-47 style assault rifle with a drum magazine. Following the robbery, a police officer patrolling the area came upon the bank robbery suspect who was fleeing the bank. The suspect fired upon the officer and seriously wounded him.
Prior to the bank robbery, a threat was called into the 911 dispatch center from a pay phone in the general vicinity of the bank by a male caller. Investigators believe the suspect employed a diversionary tactic in an attempt to delay officers responding to the bank robbery. The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a vehicle described as a late-model, dark gray, four-door Nissan Maxima with chrome trim and tinted windows.
The suspect is also believed to be connected to the March 12, 2012, robbery of the Bank of the West on the 1000 block of Helen Power Drive in Vacaville, California. He may also have been involved in an attempted robbery three days prior on March 9, 2012, of the Tri Counties Bank on the 1700 block of Challenge Way in Sacramento, California. The suspect is believed to have used the above-described Nissan Maxima in both the Vacaville robbery and the Sacramento attempted robbery.
On July 6, 2012, a similar style take-over robbery occurred at the Chase Bank on Mt. Si Boulevard in North Bend, Washington. The suspect was armed with a AK-47 style rifle with attached drum magazine. He had a loud, deep voice with no obvious accent, and threatened to shoot the tellers if they did not hurry. The suspect carried the cash by hand as he did not bring a bag. A dirty, reddish-orange Jeep Patriot or Liberty was parked out front of the bank as a getaway vehicle. It may have had out-of-state license plates with a prominent blue stripe across the top.
On November 7, 2012, a robbery took place at the East Idaho Credit Union in Rexburg, Idaho. At approximately 4:30 pm, the suspect entered the bank with what may have been an assault rifle and ordered the employees and customers into the vault. After obtaining the money, the suspect fled in a dark blue sedan with tinted windows and a red and blue license plate. He was last seen headed south on South Yellowstone Highway.
In some of the robberies, the suspect has been dressed in tactical gear over a dark-colored, short-sleeve collared shirt and blue pants. He has also worn a black full-face ski mask, a blue ballistic vest and/or a green mesh vest marked “Sheriff.” He has also been known to wear a black coat with a hood, black gloves, and baggy Levi jeans. During the robberies, the individual has also been armed with a AK-47 style assault rifle with a drum magazine.
New York’s 100 Most Wanted
NY’s 100 most wanted fugitives range anywhere from theft, sexual assault, kidnapping to murder. To check out the list of criminal’s please: Click here.
4) Glen Stewart Godwin
Photo of Godwin taken in 1991
Age-progression photo of Godwin created in Oct. 2009
|Born||(1958-06-26) June 26, 1958 (age 54)
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|Occupation||Self-employed in tool supplies,
Glen Stewart Godwin (born June 26, 1958) is an American fugitive and convicted murderer who was added to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on December 7, 1996, nine years after he escaped from Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California where he was serving a 26-years-to-life sentence. He replaced O’Neil Vassell on the list.
Murder of Kim Lavalley — In 1980, Godwin was living in Palm Springs, California, working as a self-employed tool salesman, a mechanic, and a construction worker, with no discernible criminal history. Godwin and his roommate, Frank Soto, Jr., planned to rob a drug dealer and pilot, Kim Robert LeValley, who was once a friend of theirs. Godwin and Soto lured LeValley back to their condominium where Soto held him, Godwin punched and kicked him, tried to strangle him, then ultimately stabbed LeValley thirty-six times with his butcher-knife. After the murder, Godwin and Soto loaded the body into a truck and set off for the desert. Godwin tried to blow up the evidence by using homemade explosives strapped to the body. The explosion was intended to disguise the murder of LeValley. On August 3, 1980, some Eagle Mountain residents found a blown-up pickup truck with remains of a human body inside of it abandoned in the desert. Later, police identified the body and charged Godwin with first-degree murder. Although Soto testified against Godwin, Soto was sentenced to twenty-five years to life in prison for the murder in 1982. Godwin was sentenced for the murder and robbery to 26 years to life in prison in 1983.
Godwin was then captured, murdered another person while his stay in a Mexico prison, then escaped again.
Godwin fled to Mexico, where he unsuccessfully participated in illegal drug trade. He was arrested in Puerto Vallarta, later convicted for drug trafficking in Guadalajara, Mexico, and sentenced to seven years and six months in Puente Grande prison in 1991. While American authorities were working on Godwin’s extradition proceedings, he allegedly killed a member of a Mexican drug cartel in prison. The new murder allegation delayed his extradition, which gave Godwin more time to execute another escape, which occurred in September 1991.
Godwin is currently believed to be involved in the illicit drug trade somewhere in Latin America, having possibly used aliases such as Dennis Harold McWilliams, Nigel Lopez and Miguel Carrera. He is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous, and an obvious flight risk. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to Godwin’s capture
5) José Luis “Joe” Saenz
Photo of Saenz, taken in 1998 – Wanted for multiple murders including three in 1998 and one in 2008
A list of Saenz’s alias:
- Joe Luis Saenz
- Gabriel Saenz
- Gabriel Luis Saenx
- Gabriel Luis Saenz
- Louie Luis Saenz
- Louis Joe Saenz
- Peanut Joe Smiley
- Jose Luis Saenz-Honeycutt
- Giovanni Vasquez
- Giovanni Velasquez
- Giovanni Gonzalez
- Giovanni Torres
- Peanut Saenz
- Peanut Smiley
- Louie Sanez
- Garbiel Sanez
|Born||José Luis Saenz
(1975-08-04) August 4, 1975 (age 37)
or (1975-10-01) October 1, 1975 (age 37)
or (1975-12-31) December 31, 1975 (age 36)
or (1976-05-01) May 1, 1976 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) to 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
Saenz is an American fugitive and gang member wanted for four murders, kidnapping, rape, parole violation and unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. On October 19, 2009 he was named by the FBI as the 492nd fugitive to be placed on the list of FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives
1998 Double Murder In Aliso Village:
Saenz, known by his nickname “Smiley” and fellow Cuatro Flats gang member Juan Pena allegedly lured two rival East Los Angeles Trece gang members with a drug deal. Saenz allegedly shot and killed these unarmed men, Josue Hernandez and Leonardo Ponce execution-style in front of 210 North Clarence Street in the Aliso Village area of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles on July 25, 1998. Ponce was shot in the chest, thigh and back and Hernandez was shot three times in the head. The motive behind the murders is thought to have been retaliation for the assault of Pena by members of the same gang a week earlier.
The 1998 Kidnapping, Rape & Murder:
According to authorities, Saenz, who was on parole at the time of the shooting, fled from the scene and hid in the apartment of Sigreta Hernandez, his former girlfriend and the mother of his two-year-old daughter. On August 5, 1998, Hernandez was kidnapped (allegedly by Saenz and his accomplices) and taken to Saenz’s grandmother’s house in an unincorporated area of East Los Angeles. There, Saenz told his grandmother to leave her own home. She later claimed, that she complied because Saenz said he and Hernandez were trying to reconcile.
Three hours later, at 11 a.m., Saenz called his grandmother and told her not to come home, telling her he had “just made a big mistake.” She did however return to the bungalow, where she discovered the body of Hernandez in the back bedroom, sprawled half-nude with a bullet wound to her temple.
Detectives found a pile of .357 Magnum shells on a dresser and a note from Saenz: “the guys who drove me hear [sic] have nothing to do with this.” Saenz also wrote a message scrawled in pencil on the living room wall, in which he asked his grandmother to take care of his child and that he loved her. Hernandez has been speculated to have been murdered because she knew about Saenz’s crimes.
Shortly after, Juan Pena was arrested for the Clarence Street murders after a tipster placed him at the scene with Saenz. Pena, who was 14-years-old at the time was later convicted of two murders, despite the fact he was not the shooter. Possibly because of his fatal illness, he unexpectedly gave a detailed confession of the murders to authorities. He died of childhood leukemia at the California Youth Authority in 2001.
In 1998, Saenz was charged with three counts of murder, one count of kidnapping and one count of rape, and a warrant was secured for his arrest. Los Angeles City Council has offered a reward of $75,000, for information leading to the capture and conviction of person(s) responsible for those crimes. Despite the arrest warrant and reward, there were no other suspects or conclusive leads of Saenz’s whereabouts until a decade later.
2008 Murder Of Oscar Torres:
In August 2008, two members of the Lott Stoner gang were stopped by a Missouri state trooper while driving a rental vehicle. A search turned up $610,000 in cash in a hidden compartment, wrapped and marked with the name “Toro”, which is now alleged to be one of Saenz’s aliases. The money was confiscated by the police. One of the gang members was a 38-year-old drug trafficker Oscar Torres, a friend of Saenz.
On October 5, 2008, Anthony Limon had agreed as a favor to Torres, limo-service to drive four men in his Hummer limousine that night, picking up the first three and taking them to the Elephant Bar restaurant in suburban Lakewood, where they picked up Saenz. Later, he ordered Limon to drive to Montebello, then at 5 a.m. ordered him to drive to the limo owner’s home in Whittier. Saenz was filmed on a home surveillance system arriving at Torres’ house, chasing him out of his front door and then shooting Torres four times in the head, possibly due to lost money. The DVD disc that had captured the shooting was removed from the surveillance system. However, shortly after the investigation of the homicide, video of the murder was retrieved from the security equipment’s hard-drive, leading investigators to identify Saenz as the shooter.
Inside the home where Torres was murdered, detectives found Limon, who had been shot in the back, but survived. Forty handguns and assault rifles, and a short rifle were found inside Torres’ home. A month later, Saenz’s cousin Johnny Prado was arrested for murder and attempted murder, and was sentenced to life imprisonment for 26 years in November 2009.
6) Unknown Subjects Wanted In Connection With Shooting Death Of United States Embassy Employee
Two unknown subjects are wanted in connection with the murder of United States Embassy employee, Qassam Aqlan, on October 11, 2012, in Sana’a, Yemen. At approximately 9:00 a.m. AST, Aqlan left his home in his car and was met by two men. One approached him and asked if he was Qassam Aqlan. When Aqlan confirmed his identity, the man shot him. The shooter, Subject #1, then got onto a motorcycle with Subject #2, and they drove from the scene.
Subject #1 is described as a tall male with light-colored skin, light-colored short hair, hazel eyes, and a thin build. He is presumed to be Yemeni and speaks with a Sana’ani accent.
Subject #2 is described as a male with medium-colored skin and wearing a short beard and mustache. He is presumed to be Yemeni and was seen leaving the area wearing a keffiyeh (scarf).
7) Muhammed Bilal El-Amin Wanted For Murder in Georgia
Date of Birth Used: May 20, 1975 Hair: Black
Place of Birth: New York Eyes: Brown
Height: 6’2″ Sex: Male
Weight: 180 pounds Race: Black
NCIC: W681628483 Nationality: American
Scars and Marks: None known
Remarks: El-Amin may wear eyeglasses. He may wear his hair in dread locks or twists. He is known to carry a gun in his rear waistband.
Should be considered armed and dangerous.
The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Muhammed Bilal El-Amin.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE OR THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
TELEPHONE: (202) 324-3000
Mexico Native Recently Added On The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives
Mugshot photo of Fidel Urbina
A former Chicago man charged with beating and raping two woman, and killing one of the woman, has been on the run for over a decade and recently added to FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.
In March of 1998 Fidel Urbina allegedly kidnapped a Chicago woman and brought her to an auto repair shop where he beat and raped her. He then forced her into his car, took her to his house and again beat and raped her. She was eventually able to escape and call police who in return, captured and arrested Urbina. A judge released him on bond in October, 1998 and during that time, Urbina abducted Gabriella Torres, a 22-year-old Chicago woman. He again beat and raped the woman only this time, the victim didn’t make it out alive. She was strangled to death by Urbina and he placed her body in the trunk of a vehicle and drove to Gage Park in the 2300 block of West 50th Street, Chicago, IL and lit the car on fire hoping to destroy any trace of evidence. Fidel Urbina fled and hasn’t been seen since.
FBI recently added Urbina to their top 10 most wanted fugitives, after over twelve years on the run.
“These crimes have demonstrated his violent nature and the need to locate and apprehend Urbina before he can strike again,” said Robert Grant, a FBI agent working on this case. “We are hoping that the publicity associated with this case, along with the significant reward being offered, will lead to his arrest.”
Both crimes occurred in Chicago, Illinois and both woman were Chicago locals. He has ties to the area and although FBI suspected he fled back to his home Country of Mexico to hide out in Durango, they also believe it’s possible he got back into the Country under a different identity. He also most likely altered his appearance to avoid detection.
Aliases used by Fidel Urbina include Lorenzo Maes, Fernando Ramos and Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Fidel Urbina Aguirre, Lorenzo Fidel, Lorenzo M. Maes, Marcos Antonio and Victor Urbina, “Tonorio”, etc.
According to the FBI, Urbina is the 497th person to be placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list since it was established in 1950. He is so dangerous, he replaced former Tennessee fugitive Adam Christopher, a convicted child killer who shot and killed himself in June, 2012 after being confronted by authorities.
Urbina is described as Biracial, male, 6” tall with a medium build, weighing roughly 170 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and has pockmarks’ and acne on his right cheek. He would have turned 37 last year in 2012.
A reward of $100,000 is being offered for anyone with information that will lead to the capture of Fidel Urbina. Click here to view Urbina’s FBI Poster.
Urbina is considered armed and dangerous and authorities ask you to NOT attempt to confront him, but instead call 9-1-1 immediately.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact: Chicago FBI Office at (312) 421-6700 and/or your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.