The Bungle at The Bellagio. Casino Hold Up Goes Wrong

Posted on May 22nd, 2012

A player trying to make off with 115 grand’s worth of casino chips lost his wig, sunglasses and the stolen chips in Vegas last weekend in a farcical job on The Bellagio Casino on The Strip.

A hapless bandit lost his wig, sunglasses and $115,000 worth of casino chips when security wrestled him to the floor during a botched weekend heist at a posh Vegas Strip resort. He’s probably not going to be able to sell the film rights for this one.

Two bandits tried to rip off the Bellagio on Saturday night by spraying a blackjack dealer and others with a dangerous chemical. Using this as a distraction, the banditos swiped up over 20 large denomination casinos chips and sped off for the exit. One of the men was rugby tackled, or should I say American Football tackled to the floor and held until the cops arrived.
The man on the ground had 23  chips, valued at $5 grand a piece.

He claimed that he didn’t know the man who got away and said he had replied to an posting on the web for a job. He said when he got to the casino town, the man who advertised the job ad said he wanted him to help someone else rob the Bellagio. (Hmmm. Seem a bit of a thin line of defence).

The bandit who escaped did not take any chips as he fled. All the chips were recovered. and the man is on CCTV. They have probably got him on their casino facial recognition software as well.

The last guy to steal casino chips from the Bellagio, in 2010, got 3 to 11 years in the slammer for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. The previous bandit wore a motorcycle helmet as he brandished a gun and ran off with $1.5 million worth of chips. He was caught when he tried to cash in a $25,000 chip.

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