LAS VEGAS (LALATE) – Anthony M. Carleo has been arrested as the Bellagio Biker Bandit. Anthony M. Carleo (photo above) is accused as the Bellagio Casino robber who got off with $1.5 million in chips. But on the website TwoPlusTwo.com, he allegedly went by the screen name Provotrout.
Today, Matthew Brooks detailed how Carleo allegedly sent him images of the stolen chips. Brooks claims Carleo tried to find if there was a secondary market to sell stolen casino chips. Brooks said that Carleo (under an assumed screen name) admitted to spending all the lower dominated chips on parties since the heist.
Carleo is 29 and the son of a Las Vegas judge. He is also described as a management consultant from Washington, D.C. His father, Las Vegas Municipal Judge George Assad, said in a news statement today that “[our family is] devastated and heartbroken to see my son arrested under these circumstances.”
The total value of the chips stolen came to $1.5 million. The robbery included chips valued as high as $25,000 and ones as low as $100.
Carleo allegedly wore a helmet, then ran for his motorcycle parked near the casino’s valet station … and took off. The robbery seemed like a moment out of Oceans 11 with the entire crime being completed in less than 120 to 180 seconds. “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 at the time.