Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino
The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (AP Photo, file)
December 14, 2010
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are looking for an armed casino bandit who escaped on a motorcycle with perhaps $2 million worth of gambling chips from the posh Bellagio hotel-casino.
Police Lt. Clinton Nichols told The Associated Press the robbery happened quickly.
He says the bandit wore a full-face motorcycle helmet as he displayed a gun in a casino pit area then demanded chips and sped away on Flamingo Road on a black sport-style motorcycle.
Detectives are reviewing video and camera images of the robbery that occurred just before 4 a.m. Tuesday at the Las Vegas Strip resort.
No shots were fired and no one was injured.
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