Caesars Entertainment‘s Caesars Atlantic City was the site of a brazen heist early Monday morning, in which two masked gunmen reportedly made off with over $180k in cash. The Press of Atlantic City quoted a flier put out by the New Jersey State Police saying two men – one reportedly brandishing some kind of firearm – walked into an unspecified area of the casino and purloined two plastic cash boxes containing a total of $181,200 in cash before fleeing in a car around 6:20 am.
Neither police nor casino officials have volunteered information as to how the robbers gained access to the area of the casino in which such large amounts of cash were readily available. At least these robbers were smart enough to steal cash, rather than the easily traceable $1.5m worth of casino chips stolen from the Bellagio in December 2010 by criminal master-no-mind Anthony Carleo, who was arrested two months later and subsequently sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison.
Meanwhile, authorities in neighboring Pennsylvania have arrested a man wanted on multiple felony charges for cheating Nevada casinos. On Saturday, surveillance agents at Las Vegas Sands’ Sands Bethlehem casino recognized 40-year-old Jubreal Chahine (pictured) from the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s ‘most wanted’ rogues gallery. Chahine has 20 outstanding warrants in Nevada for attempting to commit fraudulent acts in a gaming establishment plus one warrant for felony burglary. After matching Chahine’s face with his mugshot on the Nevada GCB website, the Sands’ agents alerted state police, who arrested Chahine without incident and took him to Northampton County Prison, where he was held on $150k bail.