Vegas cops are looking for a thief who steals chips from casino tables on the Strip

Posted: May 20, 2022, 7:23 a.m.

Last update: May 20, 2022, 8:04 a.m.

Officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are searching for a man suspected of stealing casino chips from at least one local gambling venue. The robberies have occurred five times since last November, and the suspect remains at large.

A person of interest, pictured walking alongside a security guard, in a series of chip thefts
A person of interest, pictured walking by a security guard, in a series of chip thefts, pictured above in a CCTV photo. Las Vegas subway cops want to talk to the person shown in this photo. They ask the public to help identify it. (Image: LVMPD via KTNV)

Police have not identified from which gambling properties the chips were stolen. They only said this week that the robberies took place in the 2000 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.

So far no word on the number of chips that have been swiped.

Description posted by the cops

The person of interest in the crime was described as a black male, between the ages of 30 and 40, about 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds, police told local media.

The suspect has a similar pattern after stepping on the gambling hall. He grabs the chips on a gambling table before fleeing the casino, KVVUa local television station, reported.

Those with information on the thefts are asked to contact LVMPD Downtown Patrol Investigations.

Previous chip thefts

Across the country and around the world, chips have been stolen from various locations.

Last May, for example, a reputable Las Vegas gang member was arrested for allegedly stealing a safe containing $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in poker chips from the home of professional poker player Chad. Power.

The suspect, 32-year-old Brock Brewer, and at least one other man allegedly followed Power from a Las Vegas casino to his residence in Henderson, Nevada.

The duo returned on February 10, 2021, when they allegedly broke into the residence through a backdoor when no one was home. They stole the safe before fleeing through a front door, police said.

Power was playing poker at The Strip’s Aria Hotel & Casino when the break-in took place, police said KVVU.

Additionally, in 2019, 31-year-old Samuel Stovall was charged with allegedly stealing $16,000 worth of chips from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.

It was not immediately clear how the charges against Stovall and Brewer were resolved in court.

Elsewhere, also in 2019, a judge in Singapore sentenced Ding Zhipeng to around 10 months in jail and a fine of 12,000 Singapore dollars (US$8,856) for the theft of around 77,000 Singapore dollars (US$56,826). ) into tokens. .

He had worked as a dealer at RWS from July 2017 until around the time of his arrest. The series of thefts took place from May or June 2018 and were discovered by surveillance authorities in November 2018.

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