Police are on the hunt for man who robbed Bellagio poker cage


Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a poker cage at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

The suspect, who donned a wig and glasses, approached the casino’s poker cage armed with a handgun at around 3:45 p.m., according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The suspect then fled in a silver Chevrolet Cruze he parked at the valet area.

It remains unclear just how much money the suspect made off with.

A person who was brought to the casino against his will has been cooperating with police, according to Capt. John Pelletier.

An investigation is ongoing and officials issued a plea to the public, urging anyone who recognizes the suspect or spots the Chevrolet with Nevada plates 37D147 to call 911.

Actor James Woods said he was playing poker at the Bellagio when the suspect robbed the cage 30 feet away, he shared on Twitter.

“.@Bellagio staff were fantastic. They surrendered the money quietly, so no customers would get hurt. Nobody even realized it was happening. Excellent staff, cool under pressure,” he added.

 

MGM Resorts International, which owns the Bellagio, issued a statement saying they are working with the police.

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