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.