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Bellagio Poker Room Robbery Suspect Still At Large

No Arrests Have Been Made Yet, Police Spokesperson Says

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The suspect in last month’s Bellagio poker room robbery is still on the run, a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said. No arrests have been made.

Police remain on the hunt for a white male who entered the popular poker room on Nov. 28 at around 3:45 p.m. local time with a handgun and demanded money from the cashier’s cage. Casino staff complied with his request, giving the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect fled the casino and drove away in a 2011 Chevrolet sedan, which police later recovered. It’s unclear if the license plate number has helped police with any leads. Detectives are in the process of trying to identify a plastic bag the suspect used.

Police said that the man’s long hair was actually a wig, as seen in a video released to the public earlier this month. Authorities estimate that he’s between 30 and 40 years of age. He stands about 5’7"-5’9" and weighs 160 to 170 pounds, authorities said.

Hollywood actor James Woods was present at the scene of the robbery, but didn’t witness the crime itself. He said that casino staff were “fantastic” in handling the incident.

“They surrendered the money quietly, so no customers would get hurt,” Woods said. “Nobody even realized it was happening. In true poker player fashion we all were focused on the hands we were playing and nobody actually realized it was happening. The gunman pointed his weapon at the cashier with his back to the room.”

MGM Resorts, owner of the Bellagio, said it’s working with police in their investigation, which the spokesperson described as “active.” Police are telling the Las Vegas community to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com with any information.

“Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward,” they said in a press release.

 
 
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