News

Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

Armed bandits steal $181K from Atlantic City casino

ATLANTIC CITY HEIST:The robbery was being investigated by the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau, an indication, the newspaper said, that the thieves struck a gaming area of the casino. Photo: clipart.com

By Daniel Kelley

AVON-BY-THE-SEA N.J. (Reuters) – A manhunt was underway on Tuesday for masked bandits who reportedly stole roughly $181,000 in an armed robbery at Caesar’s Atlantic City casino in New Jersey, police said.

Authorities were tight-lipped about the robbery, but the Press of Atlantic City reported that two men, one of whom displayed a gun, stole two cash boxes at around 6 a.m. on Monday before fleeing in a car.

The robbery was being investigated by the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau, an indication, the newspaper said, that the thieves struck a gaming area of the casino.

Police confirmed only that a robbery had taken place at the casino, a gun was used and they were seeking the perpetrators.

Casinos present lucrative, if risky, targets for robbers, who often lack the finesse seen in such films as “Ocean’s Eleven.” In 2010, a crook wearing a motorcycle helmet walked into the Bellagio in Las Vegas and robbed the craps table of $1.5 million before escaping. He was later caught.

In 2012, two men walked into the same casino, pepper-sprayed a blackjack dealer, and grabbed 23 chips worth $5,000 each. That scheme came undone when casino employees tackled one of the men, who identified his partner.

(Reporting by Daniel Kelley; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Eric Beech)

Recent Headlines

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Scaring’ with the ‘Stars’

Fresh
11-overlay3

Halloween is alive and well on the set of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars."

in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 20 celebrities who dress like Halloween all year

Fresh
ozzy

Some celebrities dress like every day is one big costume party.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 31

phoenix

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Birdman’ could be the best film of 2014

In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from "Birdman."

You’ve heard the buzz for Michael Keaton's "Birdman." It’s loud and it's merited.

in Sports, Viral Videos

Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

14-overlay4

The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.