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Bellagio Robber Goes From Hard Rock Hotel to the Crowbar Motel

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Bellagio was robbed at gunpoint a few days ago — read the report — and the person of interest, Jesse Jones, who was being sought in the original press release is not the man who was arrested about 11:30 PM at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The reported a few hours ago that the suspect is referred to as John Doe. Doe was wearing the same shirt he wore in the robbery, but he was entertaining several prostitutes in his room when police arrived. The working girls tried to run but were held by the police and had more than $7,000 in cash on them — believed to have been payment from John Doe.

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"Some of the money was wrapped in bands with the word "Bellagio" on it, police said."

Doe acted strangely when questioned by the officers and couldn't remember his telephone number of address. He says he found the backpack in a casino parking lot and it was full of money (approximately $45,000) but surveillance footage connects Doe to a City National Bank robbery and the Bellagio robbery.

Doe was tagged by the police when a tourist that claimed he was paid $300 to rent a room for a man that had no identification — and then was given an additional $405 for the actual room.

The person of interest search for Jesse Jones is no longer in effect and the reasons police were conducting the search for him are unknown.

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