Bellagio Robbery

Bellagio casino been robbed

By Sophie Couard

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Robbery and carjacking

On Tuesday, November 28, shortly before 4 pm, a man entered the poker room of the Bellagio. The unknown man concealed his face under glasses, a hooded sweatshirt, black beanie, blond wig and mask. He demanded money from the cashier before fleeing in a carjacked silver Chevy Cruze registered in Nevada. Fortunately, no was injured in the heist.

Suspect is still on the run

According to John Pelletier, captain and city police chief, the suspect acted alone, but he did have an unwilling accomplice who was waiting for him in the car. The suspect is still at large as no arrests have been made. The suspect's actions were good enough to warrant a life in prison sentence if caught and convicted.

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No one realized what was happening

At the time of the robbery, there were players in the poker room of the Bellagio. As a matter of fact, World Series Poker winner Randy Ohel and American actor James Wood were on the scene and amongst the players. Like any good poker player, everyone was focused on their hands and no one realised what was happening. James Wood commented about the professional way in which the staff handled the situation, who offered no resistance as to not endanger the players.

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By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBACK Casino.