A rough description
Las Vegas police are attempting to track down the perpetrator of a number of casino robberies in the region. Since November, the offender has committed robberies at four off-Strip casino cages. Yet to make any arrests, police are seeking help from the public to track down the person they believe to be responsible.
6’1” to 6’3” in height and approximately 25 to 35 years old
The Metropolitan Police Department issued a release on Wednesday describing the chief suspect. He is said to be 6’1” to 6’3” in height and approximately 25 to 35 years old. He wore a black mask during the robberies, as well as black gloves, and a hooded sweatshirt.
As part of the Wednesday release, police included a 50-second video clip on YouTube showcasing the robber walking.
Four casinos hit
The first of the robberies took place on November 16 at the Gold Coast casino. The other three incidents took place during December at the Green Valley Ranch, Silverton, and Rampart casinos.
The robber targeted the cashier cages at these casinos, which is where staff handle cash, casino chips, and other relevant transactions. Casino operators do not comment directly on security issues, so it is unclear how much was stolen through each of the robberies.
A concerning trend
Due to the cash-heavy nature of the businesses, casinos usually have a strong security presence. The general policy at casinos is for staff to comply with a robbery in an attempt to avoid any escalation.
Two properties on the Las Vegas Strip have also fallen victim to robberies in recent months, with people attested in both cases. This includes the Resorts World and Caesars Palace casino resorts.
managed to get away with thousands of dollars
During the Resorts World incident, the robber told an employee at the cashier cage to fill the bag he had or else he would shoot them. He managed to get away with thousands of dollars before returning to the scene later that day to see how the investigation was going. It took police less than a week to arrest Zubaid Al Jarmi, who had been out on probation for robbing the Venetian in 2020.