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Vegas Casino Robber's Car Found, Search for Suspect Continues

Vegas Casino Robber's Car Found, Search for Suspect Continues
Las Vegas casino Bellagio at night. (Edward Covarrubias/Dreamstime)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:52 AM

A Vegas casino robber's car has been found after police intensified their hunt for the man who held up a cashier at the Bellagio Hotel before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money on Tuesday, Fox News noted.

Shortly after the incident, police announced that they were looking for a white man who had made a getaway in a silver Chevrolet Cruze featuring a Nevada license plate.

The vehicle has since been recovered, although the suspect remains at large.

According to The Las Vegas Sun, the man arrived at the Bellagio with another man believed to have been brought there against his will, and parked in the valet before entering the casino wearing a wig, glasses and bandage that partially concealed his face.

The suspect walked up to a cashier's cage with a handgun and demanded an unspecified amount of money before exiting the venue again at around 3:45 p.m.

Actor James Wood was inside the casino at the time of the robbery and witnessed the incident, The New York Post said.

He shared an account of the ordeal on social media.

"So we are playing poker at the @BellagioPoker and a guy walks up with a gun and robs the cage thirty feet from us ten minutes ago," he tweeted.

"@Bellagio staff were fantastic. They surrendered the money quietly, so no customers would get hurt. Nobody even realized it was happening. Excellent staff, cool under pressure."

Capt. John Pelletier said authorities were "comfortable and confident" that they would find the suspect.

"Those that commit crimes like this on the Strip will be hunted down," he said, according to Fox News. "And whatever amount of money he got is not enough for a lifetime in prison."

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