Thieves steal poker chips from Harrah's
Hot on the heel's of the early-morning robbery at the New York, New York casino on the Strip, Harrah's has now fallen victim to its own theft. On Wednesday around 10 PM, three unidentified individuals took off with an undisclosed amount of chips from the popular casino. Police are on the lookout for the individuals, and have classified the heist as grand larceny.
In statements provided by casino staff, officers were told that the trio simply grabbed chips and took off on foot. The only description available was that they were three black males. The last sighting of the thieves was near the Cromwell, as they were running toward the Grand Bazaar Shops.
Las Vegas has seen several thefts in recent months. The Bellagio was hit in a mid-day heist last year and the New York, New York heist occurred the same day as the Harrah's chip theft. One of the most brazen Vegas thefts, though, took place in 2010. Anthony Carleo made off with $1.5 million in chips from the Bellagio. Unfortunately for Carleo, all of the chips carried RFID (radio frequency ID) tags, and casino officials were able to quickly convert the chips into nothing more than checkers pieces. There was no word on whether or not the chips in the Harrah's heist carried RFID tags.