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A suspect wanted for the robbery of $700,000 in watches from Cartier earlier this year fatally shot himself on October 31st while fumbling with his gun. 28-year-old Ralik Hansen was frantically trying to hide the weapon when he thought the police were ringing the doorbell of his Brownsville home—but it was only a FedEx deliveryman. If convicted, Hansen faced life behind bars. [Gothamist, previously]