In Las Vegas, a police officer robbed three casinos for $164,000. He was wearing a mask, but it was partially possible to identify him due to his unusual walking.
A man pulled up outside the Red Rock Resort and Casino in a pickup truck that was loaded with trash bags. He was wearing dark clothes, latex gloves and a mask on his face. The man approached the cashier and ordered him to hand over the money, pretending that he was hiding a weapon in his pocket. The cashier was scared, so he gave almost $74,000 to the robber.
The man then stuffed mostly $20 and $100 bills into a bag that was hidden in his jacket and left. No one could see or identify his face. But when security camera footage was reviewed, it was noticed that the man had an unusual gait. And that was the key clue.
This robbery occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on November 12, 2021. It was described in federal court documents as the first of three casino robberies during a three-month period. In total, the robber took $164,000.
The robber was identified as Caleb M. Rogers, 33, an officer with the Las Vegas Police Department. This week, a judge determined the officer’s sentence to be 12 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.
Rogers also robbed Aliante in North Las Vegas on Jan. 6, 2022. About six months later, he attacked the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
Prosecutors argued in court that the cop robbed casinos to pay off gambling debts. He was threatened with 20 years in prison for each robbery, but his lawyers asked for a less severe verdict.