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Police Search for Man Who Robbed Store on the Strip

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Store on the Strip

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business on the Las Vegas Strip.

According to police, the man walked into a business at 7400 Las Vegas Boulevard South at about 8:30 p.m. January 3.

The man walked around the businesses for about 30 minutes before approaching the cashier. The man showed the cashier a small black handgun and demanded money, police said. The clerk gave the man money and he left. He was picked up by a silver vehicle that had been waiting.

The man is believed to be the same man who committed a robbery at other shops in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.  

Crime on the Las Vegas Strip Trending Down

Crime on the Las Vegas Strip Trending Down

 

An expert in safety on the Las Vegas Strip says crime in the area is on a downward trend which Metro Police is working to maintain.

Sergeant Jerry McDonald with Metro's Tourist Safety Detail brought that message to a group of tourism professionals Wednesday morning at a Destination Services Association meeting.

McDonald told the group that crime in the resort corridor is going down. According to McDonald there has been a slight uptick in hotel room burglaries, but he says officers are working to control the problem.

He points to a special initiative for the drop in crime along the important street.

"It is an initiative called Safe Strip. It is more patrols, uniformed presence on the Strip typically from the swing shift and during the grave yard hours," Sgt. McDonald said.

He also credits the efforts made by Clark County to put more ordinances, targeting safety on Strip, into place.

California Man Gets Prison in Bellagio Chip Heist

California Man Gets Prison in Bellagio Chip Heist

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 25-year-old California man is going to prison for two to five years for a botched grab-and-run casino chip heist last May at the Bellagio.

Michael Quinn Belton of Nuevo, Calif., apologized for what he called bad judgment before a Nevada judge gave him a minimum sentence Wednesday in Clark County District Court.

Belton pleaded guilty in July to felony robbery and conspiracy charges.

Police say Belton and another man wore wigs and sunglasses, and sprayed a noxious substance at a blackjack dealer and player before Belton snatched $115,000 worth of chips and tried to run.

Casino employees tackled Belton and retrieved the chips. The other man got away.

Belton told authorities he needed money and his grandparents were ill.

Police Search for Bank Robber

Police Search for Bank Robber

 

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank near Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane.

The crime happened Tuesday at about 5:30 p.m. According to police, the robber gave a note demanding money to the teller. The teller handed over money to the man, who then grabbed it and ran.

The robber is described as a white man in his late 30s. He is 6-foot-1 with a muscular build. At the time of the robbery,  he was wearing a red ball cap with an emblem on the front, which could have been a bird, a black Affliction-type T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Metro Police at 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers 385-5555. 

Slow Down Thursday on I-15

Slow Down Thursday on I-15

 

Watch your speed on I-15 in the Strip corridor Thursday.

Metro and other local law enforcement agencies will be saturating the area in advance of expected large crowds for NASCAR and Mountain West basketball this weekend.

Metro will be focusing its efforts in the area of I-15 between Tropicana and St. Rose Parkway from 2 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday. Officers will be directed to enforce seat belt and cell phone violations.

Officers from the Nevada Highway Patrol, North Las Vegas Police Department, Henderson Police Department, Boulder City Police Department, Mesquite Police Department and Lincoln County Sherriff’s Office are expected to participate in this event with Metro.

Alleged Strip Sign Thieves Busted

Alleged Strip Sign Thieves Busted

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say they've nabbed two people suspected of ruining the vacations of tourists snapping photos at the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.

Officers say they arrested 49-year-old Juan Cordero and 26-year-old Jakeline Delgado Feb. 10 on suspicion of auto burglary after finding cellphones, computers and more than two dozen pieces of stolen luggage in their homes.

Authorities say the suspects sometimes lingered in the parking lot for hours waiting for tourists wearing expensive clothes, and then snatched items from their cars.

The diamond-shaped marquee designed in 1959 became more accessible after a 12-space parking lot was built there three years ago.

Police Search for Brazen Robber

Metro Police are searching for a man who robbed a casino last month.

Just before 2:30 a.m. November 7, the suspect took a portable cage cart filled with money from two employees. The employees were exiting an elevator when the armed suspect approached them. He ordered the employees to stop, then took the cart.

The suspect was wearing a light blue paper-like sanitary suit with a helmet or welding mask covering his face. He is described as an unknown race man between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and between 160 and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.