A gunman allegedly robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, and he didn’t need to split his take with an acrobat, explosives expert or Matt Damon. The thief sauntered into the casino, made off with $1.5 million in chips from a craps table, then sped off on a motorcycle.
The Los Angeles Times reports Las Vegas police suspect the robber is the same guy who took $20,000 from the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in July. This was the 10th casino robbery in the city this year, and one of the largest in recent memory, a police spokesperson told the paper.
The hardest part of the caper may be yet to come, the spokesperson said:
“Casino chips are not like cash. At some point they must be redeemed for cash at the Bellagio.”
Gunman robs Bellagio of $1.5 million in chips [Los Angeles Times]