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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Las Vegas Fugitive of the Week #2

This guy could also be a candidate for "smoker of the week."  I thought there was no smoking at the cage?

These casino cage robbers really have some balls.  In the case of this low life he robbed a "locals" casino in August 2008 and has yet to be captured.  Why rob a convenience store when one can simply saunter into a casino, pull out a gun, and rob the casino cage?  Obviously with the rash of recent casino robberies including the Bellagio heist, it is a complete myth that casinos make any attempt to stop such nonsense.

Here's the background info on this caper:

Case #: 080824-1533
Location: Local Casino
Date of Occurrence: 08/24/08
Suspect Description: black male, 35-40 years old, 5'6"-5'8", 160-175 lbs.
On Sunday, August 24, 2008 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the suspect pictured below robbed the main cage of a local casino. The suspect is described as a black male, 35-40 years old, 5'6" to 5'8", 160-175 lbs., extremely short hair, last seen wearing a white and brown striped, short sleeve shirt, light colored shorts, black and white tennis shoes and prescription, wire-framed eye glasses. The suspect was last seen on Las Vegas Boulevard South, flagging down and getting into a white cab with red markings, heading southbound.


  1. Local casino?
    Locals casino?
    Someone's Director of Media Relations has kept the name out of the paper.

    With both hands full of wads of money, where is his gun?

  2. My friend and I were discussing the rash of casino robberies in LV. Obviously the criminal element in the city has figured out the following:

    Robbing a bank is a federal crime and will involve the FBI. Then a huge prison sentence when caught. Let's find something else...

    Robbing a c-store is risky as sometimes clerks/owners have guns and will defend themselves. Plus c-stores generally do not have a lot of cash on hand. That won't work -- too much risk for too little reward.

    Robbing a casino makes perfect sense because of the following:
    --there is a huge amount of cash all in $100 dollar bills.
    --casino security will do nothing if you have a weapon. You can just walk in, pull out a gun, and rob a table or the cage, then saunter out. Nice and easy.

  3. This trend will not continue. Someone will make headlines being shot and killed by casino security.

  4. MGM just said they have a "no shoot" policy if someone has a gun during a robbery... Most of those armed security in the casinos are retired Metro. The last thing MGM needs is some 75 year old security guard getting in a shoot out!

  5. You ever see the security camera footage of the gang shootings that have taken place in casinos. The gangs spray fire all over the place, but the guards were almost as bad. The one essential fact is that casinos are not willing to pay the guards to go spend time on the pistol range. Its so much cheaper to simply pay insurance premiums. With many guards unarmed and the rest of the guards often unable to shoot ... its a puzzlement as to why casinos are not targeted far more frequently.