Surveillance video from the Bellagio casino and resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, captured footage of an armed bandit who heisted $1.5 million dollars in gambling chips and escaped on a black motorcycle. Local police are investigating Tuesday's robbery and released photographs from the surveillance video in an attempt to identify the thief. The robbery occurred at 3:50 a.m.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a statement to local news media which read: "The suspect, wearing a full-face motorcycle helmet, entered the casino and went directly to a craps table. He pulled a gun, told everyone not to move, and took approximately $1.5 million worth of casino chips."
Security officers within the casino did not attempt to thwart the robber's exit. There were approximately 15 other patrons within the casino at the time of the robbery. Police are confident that they will find the robber and suspect he was behind a December 9 robbery at the Las Vegas Suncoast Casino poker room.
The suspect has been described as a while male, standing 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white motorcycle helmet, black down jacket, black pants, and black gloves at the time of the incident. The suspect left the scene on a 2009-2010 black sport motorcycle. Anyone with information is to contact the Las Vegas Police at 702-828-3591 or 702-385-5555.