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Las Vegas Casino Robbery Suspect Allegedly Used Makeup To Look Like A Black Man

Man Used Money On Hotels, Marijuana


Las Vegas police have arrested a man accused of robbing a Strip casino back in January.

Authorities said that Cameron James Kennedy has been charged in federal court with “interference with commerce by robbery.” An investigation allegedly revealed Kennedy robbed at gunpoint the cashier cage at New York-New York.

Police said that Kennedy was arrested on Jan. 25, two weeks after the alleged heist.

According to the feds, Kennedy was on federal supervision for a separate incident — an alleged bank robbery — and he was required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet. He allegedly cut off the GPS device and then robbed the casino on Jan. 10.

“He lifted his hooded jacket and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun in his waistband,” according to the Department of Justice. “He told the cashier: ‘I want all your hundreds and don’t mess around. I am not kidding, I want all the hundreds.’ He stole approximately $23,367 and fled in a taxi cab.” reported that Kennedy spent at least part of the money on marijuana, food, hotel room stays and pre-paid debit card deposits.

If convicted, Kennedy could face decades in prison.

Kennedy was initially described as a black man. Police said that through the investigation they discovered he had used face paint and/or concealing make-up in order to disguise his appearance.