LAS VEGAS (LALATE) – A Bellagio robber (video and photos below) is being sought; the motorcycle bandit took $1.5 million during a Bellagio Casino robbery today December 14, 2010. The Bellagio robber walked into the casino, approached the craps table at 3:50 am, pulled out a gun, and demanded all the chips on the table.
The total value of the chips came to $1.5 million. The robbery included chips valued as high as $25,000 and ones as low as $100.
The robbery, wearing a helmet, then ran for his motorcycle parked near the casino’s valet station â€¦ and took off. Police have no suspects. The robbery seemed like a moment out of Oceans 11 with the entire crime being completed in less than 120 to 180 seconds.
Police confirmed the person is a white male, roughly 220 lbs and 5′10”. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.
Law enforcement are speculating that this crime might be tied to the Las Vegas Suncoast Casino poker room cashier robbery last week. “He pulled a gun, told everyone not to move and took approximately $1.5 million worth of casino chips. The suspect then ran back out to the motorcycle and exited westbound on Flamingo Boulevard,” a Bellagio spokeswoman said in a news statement today.