Police search for suspect who robbed Bellagio casino poker cage at gunpoint

Police search for suspect who robbed Bellagio casino poker cage at gunpoint

Police search for suspect who robbed Bellagio casino poker cage at gunpoint

The employees complied with the suspect's demands and handed him an indeterminate amount of money.The suspect was armed with a handgun and wore a mask and a wig.

Las Vegas police have released a photo of the suspect in the Bellagio robbery.

Woods said on Twitter that the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. PT just 30 feet from where he was playing cards in the poker room.

Also on the scene was actor James Woods who happened to be inside the Bellagio during the robbery and offered on-the-scene tweets at the time.

'@Bellagio staff were fantastic.

'So evidently the guy got away, ' added the 70-year-old actor upon hearing that the culprit had escaped.

Police are on the hunt for a man who robbed a poker cage at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Police: Poker cage at Bellagio robbed; suspect sought

An MGM Resorts International spokeswoman Debra DeShong said resort officials are working with police as the robbery is being investigated.

Images from the robbery are scheduled to be released tonight.

The Bellagio was the site of one of the most famous fictional heists in movie history, as seen in the 2001 film "Ocean's Eleven."

Police do not believe the man had any accomplices.

On Tuesday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. John Pelletier said another person accompanied the robber in the vehicle, but Pelletier said it appeared the person was there "against his will".

But that person was said to not have cooperated with the suspect and helped police instead.

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