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Man Attempts Robbery Of Las Vegas Strip Casino

After Attempted Armed Robbery Of New York-New York, The Suspect Was Apprehended At The MGM Grand

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Las Vegas casinos were only open for about a week before someone attempted a robbery on one of them.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police responded to a robbery call from the recently reopened New York-New York Hotel & Casino just after 2 a.m. Thursday morning. According to local media, a man robbed the casino cage and temporarily got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

By the time police arrived on the scene, the suspect had fled the scene and gotten away with the cash.

After working with the property’s security, authorities found the suspect across the street at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. They arrested William R. Clark and charged him with robbery executed with a deadly weapon and burglary while possessing a deadly weapon.

Clark, 41, is being held at the Clark County Detention Center and will have a hearing Tuesday regarding the charges.

Las Vegas casinos had been closed since mid-March in response to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Last year, a man was killed by police after attempting to flee the scene of his attempted armed robbery of the Bellagio poker room cashier cage. It was the same man who committed the same crime two years earlier.