Chips Ahoy!: Did You See Where Some Dude Ripped Off the Bellagio and Somehow Stole a Reported $1,200,000 in Chips?

This is hard to believe, considering all the security in Las Vegas, but did you see all the news reports about that masked (armed) robber, who stole at least $1,500,000 in casino chips from the Bellagio (one of my favorite haunts) and then hopped on his motorcycle and got away.

Police say he might have pulled a similar caper across town less than a week ago.

The thief took Bellagio chips ranging in value from $100 to $25,000, and authorities plan to watch for anyone trying to cash high-denomination chips at the Italian-themed casino with a wall of famous fountains along the Las Vegas Strip.

The robbery was right out of a movie script.

Police say a man wearing a jumpsuit and a motorcycle helmet with white stripes walked into the casino with a gun, robbed a craps table then sped away on a motorcycle in the dead of night.

The culprit, however, might find it hard to redeem his loot at any other casino except Bellagio.

Police later released an 11-second video showing a man running through a casino entry lobby with a gun in his right hand. At one point, he turned and pointed the weapon behind him.

You’ve probably seen the video on TV.

Police suspect the same man wore a helmet, flashed a gun and sped away on a black sport motorcycle after robbing the Las Vegas Suncoast Hotel & Casino poker room about on Dec. 9.

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