Man busted after trying to rob The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas
By Bob Garcia
The crook tried to steal $10,000 in chips from a casino cage
Criminal incidents in Sin City casinos continue to be reported, and this time the scene was the cage at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino. According to law enforcement authorities, a man was charged with robbing this location early Tuesday after giving the cashier a threatening note while demanding $10,000 in casino chips. The person was identified as Ronald Allison, 51, and he was immediately arrested by Las Vegas police on suspicion of robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with a firearm in the heist.
According to the man’s arrest report, he was observed lining up at the casino cage and writing in a notebook shortly before the robbery took place. Subsequent to this, the man is observed approaching a cashier’s window as he placed some coins and a duffel bag on the counter. “He showed him (the cashier) a note from his notebook that said, ‘Give me 10k purple or Boom,'” police said.
As indicated, the cashier did not put up any resistance and while pleasing the man with his demands, he pressed a panic button. The man, after realizing he was in trouble, fled on foot. Video surveillance made it easy for police to track the man as he walked through the casino’s valet service, where he put on a basketball jersey. Police identified the criminal as Allison, indicating that the duffel bag was still in his possession and that he had tattoos that matched the images shown on the video surveillance.
“He was wearing two pairs of shorts,” police said in the report. “The outer shorts had two $500 Cosmopolitan casino chips in his right pocket and another eight $500 Cosmopolitan chips in the right pocket of his inner shorts.” After he was caught, police indicated that Allison confessed to the crime and because of this, he will now have to appear in court next June 14.