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Police Arrest Suspect In Tampa Poker Room Robbery

Tribal Authorities Say Dirk Davis Robbed Cashier On Feb. 2


Tribal police in Tampa have arrested a man suspected of robbing a poker room late last week.

The Seminole Police Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida said Wednesday in a news released that Dirk Davis, 24, was arrested Tuesday in Georgia “without incident.” Davis, who hails from Tampa, is currently being held without bond in a Georgia jail on an out-of-state warrant for armed robbery.

Davis is accused of robbing a cashier of an undisclosed amount of cash in the poker poom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The incident happened in the early morning hours on Friday.

No injuries from the robbery were reported.

“Extradition proceedings are underway and the suspect is expected to be returned to [Florida] in order to stand trial,” the police news release said.

“Successful resolution of this case is due to great cooperation on the part of many agencies and individuals,” Seminole Police Chief William Latchford said.

“We also received amazing support and coverage from the news media and strong response from the public, all of which helped in identifying and capturing the suspect,” he added.

According to Latchford, “it’s not smart to attempt a crime at a casino.”

A similar robbery happened back in November at the Bellagio casino poker room in Las Vegas. Authorities in the gambling hub have yet to arrest the suspect.