Bellagio Poker Cage Robbery

They surrendered the money quietly, so no customers would get hurt.

Metro Police officers are investigating a robbery at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip.

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. "Excellent staff, cool under pressure", Woods tweeted. He got 35k and we had about 200k in cash waiting to put it on deposit.

Las Vegas Metro has since issued a press release with two pictures of the robber taken from security camera footage. Officers later described the robber as a white man between 30 and 40 years old, standing between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 to 170 pounds.

Police: Poker cage at Bellagio robbed; suspect sought
Armed robber wearing a mask, wig and glasses pulls off audacious heist of the Bellagio Casino's poker cage - just 30 feet from actor James Woods who praises staff for acting 'cool under pressure'

"We can say this - the individual was wearing a wig, had glasses on and a partially bandaged or masked up face".

The suspect then fled in a silver Chevrolet Cruze he parked at the valet area. Pelletier said, however, that it appears that person came "against his will", though he would not say whether the person was kidnapped. The vehicle has been recovered by LVMPD Robbery Section.

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

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