Bellagio Las Vegas casino robbed at gunpoint as gamblers watch

Bellagio Las Vegas casino robbed at gunpoint as gamblers watch

Las Vegas police on Wednesday released surveillance camera images of a gunman who robbed a cashier cage at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino the day before.

In a brief news conference, Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. John Pelletier said that his department is "comfortable and confident" that they have enough information that will eventually lead to the thief's capture.

Officers say a white male robbed the Bellagio's poker cage with a handgun.

The suspect fled the area in a silver Chevrolet Cruze with a Nevada license plate that read 37D147. The suspect was able to get away, and no one was injured.

And while officers were soon on the scene, the suspect had already gotten away.

There were witnesses to the robbery, including actor James Woods, who tweeted about it shortly after it happened.

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He added that the staff of the Bellagio "were fantastic".

However, the Las Vegas Sun reported that a person may have been brought inside the casino, against their will.

MGM Resorts International owns the Bellagio casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

On Tuesday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. John Pelletier said another person accompanied the robber in the vehicle, but Pelletier said it appeared the person was there "against his will". "Excellent staff, cool under pressure".

But that person was said to not have cooperated with the suspect and helped police instead.