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Motorcycle helmet-wearing gunman robs Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas of $1.5 million in chips

Police in Las Vegas are searching for a brazen helmeted gunman who strode into a casino on Tuesday and swiped $1.5 million worth of casino chips, all in a matter of minutes.

The thief, captured on video wearing a black motorcycle helmet with the visor pulled down and black gloves, rode up to the Bellagio casino and parked his bike outside at about 3:50 a.m..

Walking up to a craps table, he pulled a handgun, told everyone to freeze and then grabbed a boxful of chips before jogging back to his bike and speeding away, police said.

The robbery was eerily similar to another that took place last week at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino, about 20 minutes away from the Bellagio.

In that robbery, a man in a motorcycle helmet took a little less than $20,000 in cash from a poker tournament room.

Police did not say whether the two robberies were connected. The thief in the Suncoast robb

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Added: Dec-15-2010 Occurred On: Dec-15-2010
By: Zipper10
Tags: Casino, gunman, robbery, chips, Bellagio, motorcycle, helmet, Las Vegas, NV
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