Louisiana man sought for casino heist

The Races and Aces Casino was robbed Tuesday morning

Police are on the hunt for a thief who attacked a St. Martinsville casino yesterday morning. At approximately 11:30 AM, officers responded to the Races and Aces Casino after receiving a call about an alleged armed robbery. While not much has been released so far, it shouldn’t be too long before some identifying features, and the casino’s surveillance system, lead to an arrest.

According to the police, a security guard said the assailant was approximately 6’ tall and weighed around 200 pounds. He walked in the through the front door of the casino and proceeded to point an “unknown object” at the security guard. The unknown object was hidden inside a black sock or stocking and was never revealed.

The suspect then approached a clerk, pointing the same veiled “weapon” at her before taking a money satchel and leaving the casino and vanishing on foot. The amount of money in the satchel was not revealed.

Races and Aces is a truck stop casino located on Main Street in St. Martinville. There were gamblers inside the casino at the time, but no one was injured.

Louisiana casinos were targeted several times by thieves lately. An armed robbery at the Lucky Star Casino in Lake Charles saw five people – including a casino security guard – wind up behind bars in December. Also in December, Cary Bastian and Abby Doan were arrested after they stole from a Duson-area casino.

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