Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

Kristopher Nichols
November 30, 2017

No one was injured. The unidentified man was able to leave the auto before the suspect drove away and is safe.

Poker aficionado and not-retired actor James Woods was playing poker at the Bellagio at the time and was impressed with how everything was handled.

Officers say a white male robbed the Bellagio's poker cage with a handgun.

"About 10 minutes later, he tweeted again: ".@Bellagio staff were fantastic. "Excellent staff, cool under pressure", he added.

'The @Bellagio security made a point of not engaging him after the actual robbery to guarantee the safety of their customers'.

The suspect fled the area in a silver Chevrolet Cruze with a Nevada license plate that read 37D147.

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MGM Resorts International, owner of the Bellagio, plans to work with investigators to identify the suspect.

A person who was brought to the casino against his will has been cooperating with police, according to Capt. John Pelletier.

Images from the robbery are scheduled to be released tonight. Bellagio has seen some high-profile heists in recent years, with arguably the most infamous happening in 2010 when a man wearing biker gear took $1.5 million in chips.

Police do not believe the man had any accomplices.

As mentioned, Capt. Pelletier said that he is confident that investigators have enough clues when combining security video, eye witness accounts, the information about the vehicle, and more, that the suspect will be apprehended.

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