The Friday night stream of gamblers and sightseers entering Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada, carried a criminal element — a man that planned to steal at gunpoint. A report from 8newsnow.com identifies the person of interest the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is searching for.
Jesse Jones has been identified as the person of interest. Jones is "described as a white male standing approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall and weighing 215 pounds. He has a bald head and blue eyes. There is a tattoo above his eyes, on his forehead, that reads, "WHITE PRIDE.""
The robbery took place about 8:30 PM at the Bellagio Hotel by a male that pointed a gun at an employee. Rumors are floating that $30,000 was taken from the cashier's cage but an employee of the casino says it is closer to $50,000.
In our opinion, it takes a very desperate or desperately crazy person/s to rob a casino. The level of video surveillance and security makes it almost impossible to make it out without being identified or injured and to make matters worse, some of the robbery attempts included high-denomination chips which are hard to exchange for cash. But this isn’t the first time it has happened. Back in 2010 Anthony Carleo – The Biker Bandit – stole $1.5 million in casino chips wearing a motorcycle helmet and brandishing a gun…he’s in prison now. In 2012 Michael Quinn Belton chose pepper spray as his weapon of choice on a blackjack dealer at Bellagio but he was taken out of action within a few seconds by Bellagio employees after trying to make it out the door with more than $100,000 in casino chips. Belton’s accomplice escaped but Belton's sentencing left him facing two to five years in prison.
Anyone with news or information on the Friday night robbery is asked to call Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Robbery Section at (702)828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visitwww.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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