Gunman holds up Las Vegas casino

Police: Poker cage at Bellagio robbed; suspect sought

Actor James Woods tweeted he was playing poker there at the time and didn't realize what was happening.

Las Vegas Metropolitan police are investigating a reported robbery at the Bellagio hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Woods said the "excellent staff" were "cool under pressure".

Police: Poker cage at Bellagio robbed; suspect sought
Armed robber wearing a mask, wig and glasses pulls off audacious heist of the Bellagio Casino's poker cage - just 30 feet from actor James Woods who praises staff for acting 'cool under pressure'

Police said the robber entered through the valet area of the Bellagio.

Woods, who has been playing poker in Las Vegas for around 15 years, occasionally competes in professional tournaments.

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.

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Police said they recovered the vehicle used to make the escape, a silver 2011 Chevrolet sedan with Nevada license plate 37D147.

"We are working with Metro as they investigate this incident", Bellagio owner MGM Resorts International said.

Las Vegas police officer Aden Ocampo-Gomez says per policy the department does not release whether the suspect took off with or without money.

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As mentioned, Capt. Pelletier said that he is confident that investigators have enough clues when combining security video, eye witness accounts, the information about the auto, and more, that the suspect will be apprehended.

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