Gunman in helmet robs Bellagio casino
December 14th, 2010
07:37 PM ET

Gunman in helmet robs Bellagio casino

Police say they’re trying to find a helmet-wearing gunman who robbed one of Las Vegas' most recognizable casinos of $1.5 million in casino chips Tuesday morning – and may also have robbed a different casino last week.

With a helmet and visor hiding his face, the man rode to Bellagio casino (surveillance image, above left) on a motorbike, walked inside and pulled a gun at a craps table where several people were gambling at about 3:50 a.m., said Lt. Clint Nichols of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department .

The gunman told everyone not to move, and then took the casino’s supply of chips "that were … [in] the box they keep on the craps table," Nichols said.

The man then ran back outside to the motorcycle, which he rode away, Nichols said. No injuries were reported.

The man might be the same person who robbed the Suncoast Hotel & Casino on Thursday morning, police said. In that robbery (surveillance image, above right), a man wearing a motorcycle helmet robbed the cage area of a poker tournament room of less than $20,000 in cash at about 12:30 a.m., Nichols said.

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  1. ha


    December 15, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. isaiah 1:16


    December 15, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. isaiah 1:16

    mob slob

    December 15, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. ProtoMan

    I never understood why many people play certain games at the casino. Craps and roulette are nearly impossible to win, yet people throw away their money on it. At least the card games give a smart player the chance to win. I really don't feel bad for a casino that gets robbed. Casinos will stop you from playing if you win too much even if you're not cheating. You know the casino owners are laughing all the way to the bank. They will probably change chips immediately so nobody can cash the stolen ones in. I'd imagine they have access to different chips somewhere.

    December 15, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. biggerthanyou

    Ruffnut- that would be the best choice. Lol

    December 15, 2010 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Veritas

    Score cha ching!

    December 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MadMax

    Anyone Notice the pictures Are Not from any craps table? Somthin' Smells about this story.

    December 22, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul Kazino

    Very interesting article. Really, was new for me!

    October 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kalish

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