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Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino

Armed Bandit Gets $2 Million in Chips From Bellagio Casino

The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (AP Photo, file)

Associated Press

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.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6750 Comments

    I heard they put radio frequency I.D.s in the high end chips. I don't know if these chips have them. If they do, this guy's done.

  • John_groh_max50

    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    Someone will get this guy, either the Police or the long arm of the Casino. If he tries to fence them, word will get out. If he tries to use them at the tables or cash them in, it won't be long before he is spotted. Just a matter of time.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    That is a lot of chips, very bold, but stupid.

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    OS441

    over 3 years ago

    1038 Comments

    Brain Trust!

  • Joefriday_max50

    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Oceans 1..............

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    Bellagio Casino has a $25,000 round chip. It is the status symbol for "high rollers." The problem is the casino knows ever "high roller" by name. So he probably took the 5K and 10K chips. Probably the last we will hear of him.

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    BrooklynHillsCop

    over 3 years ago

    664 Comments

    Bet you right now there is a whole platoon of mobsters on his tail... LOL.
    Also bet ya they'll get to him long... Before any LE Agency... ! Ha, ha, ha.

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    j0ksta2000

    over 3 years ago

    932 Comments

    I dare him to put it all on black at the roulette wheel.

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    Collegecop_WA

    over 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    I'm at an utter loss for words... you risk pulling off an armed robbery in Vegas at the best known casino on the strip in front of hundreds of witnesses... and you steal CHIPS? Where exactly do you plan on cashing them in at genius?

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    Somebody is in deep do-do! Does this bright fool not know that the casinos still have ties to the Mafia? While it's not Bugsy Segal old Mafia, it is still the Mafia! Plus what the heck does he plan on doing, going up to the cashiers window and cashing them in? They may find a body in the desert with a casino chip in his mouth someday.

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 3 years ago

    1366 Comments

    somebody was asleep somewheres i guess huh.

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