Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

Bandit in 'bad wig' robs Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas police department confirmed that a robbery took place at the Bellagio on Tuesday afternoon and said they were looking for a armed man driving a Silver Chevrolet Cruze.

"We're very comfortable that we'll get some good leads and apprehend the individual", Metro Capt. John Pelletier said, citing video and photo evidence.

Las Vegas police have released a photo of the suspect in the Bellagio robbery.

Pelletier said the robber parked a auto at the Bellagio valet.

Actor James Woods said he was playing poker at the Bellagio when the suspect robbed the cage 30 feet away, he shared on Twitter.

"About 10 minutes later, he tweeted again: ".@Bellagio staff were fantastic. Nobody even realized it was happening.

The gunman - described as white, in his 30s and about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 - wore glasses, a black beanie cap, a blond wig and a mask that covered a portion of his face. "Excellent staff, cool under pressure", Woods tweeted.

"We are working with Metro as they investigate this incident", MGM Resorts International, which owns the Bellagio, said on Twitter.

Bellagio was at the center of one of the most famous fictional heists. Pelletier said, however, that it appears that person came "against his will", though he would not say whether the person was kidnapped.

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