Police arrest two after Nevada casino robbery

Elko, Nevada seems to be a favorite for would-be criminals.  Over the course of the past five months, five robberies or attempted robberies have taken place in the city with a population of only 20,000.  The latest incident occurred last Friday at Dotty's Casino, and two suspects have already been arrested.

At around 6:50 AM last Friday, two men wearing ski masks (no big surprise; the temperature was around 26 degrees Fahrenheit) walked into the casino and sprayed casino patrons and employees with what is believed to be a pepper spray.  They made off with an undisclosed sum of cash in a vehicle that was found burning by police a couple of minutes later just blocks from the casino. 

Not long after the theft, one man was arrested on a probation violation and was determined to be one of the perpetrators.  33-year-old James B. Squires was charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit grand larceny, burglary and two counts of conspiracy to commit criminal contempt.  His bail was set at $120,000.

Yesterday, another suspect was nabbed while gambling at Stockmen's Casino.  Tony A. Pressley, a 36-year-old Spring Creek resident, was booked into jail at 1:52 AM, and was charged with grand larceny, burglary, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit third-degree arson.  He is being held in lieu of a $145,000 bond.

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