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New York State casino bandit wanted by police, handgun displayed

Posted on: August 2, 2022, 03:15h.

Last update on: August 2, 2022, 03:15h.

The thief who robbed the Seneca Gaming & Entertainment Oil Spring casino in Cuba, New York, on Saturday night remains at large. He was wanted by the New York State Police.

A suspect in a surveillance photo during a casino robbery
A suspect shown in a surveillance photo during a casino robbery in New York state, pictured above. The police are looking for the bandit. (Image: New York State Police)

The unidentified man pulled a semi-automatic handgun at the cashier’s cage around 11 p.m., WIVB, reported a local television station. He ordered a worker to hand over some money. The bandit was carrying a cloth shopping bag.

He put stolen money in his shopping bag. He also stole a drawer with money inside. It is not known how much money was stolen.

Police released a description of her clothing. They included a camouflage shirt, hat, mask, dark sweatpants and black sneakers with white trim, WIVB said.

He had what was described as a “medium build”. The word “love” was tattooed on his knuckles or drawn on his gloves, the report adds.

He was white. He was about five feet nine inches tall, Wellsville Suna local newspaper, reported.

Only a few players were in the casino at the time. No one was hurt.

It was described as “very quick, a few minutes,” an official told the Sun.

The casino is operated by Seneca Gaming and Entertainment. It’s about 60 miles south of Buffalo, NY

Flights from South Dakota to Reno

Casino robberies have taken place nationwide in recent weeks. For example, two men robbed a small gambling site in Sioux Falls, SD on July 23. It has been identified as Paradise Casino.

Local police say the two masked bandits entered the casino, pulled a handgun at an employee and demanded money. The duo then fled the casino with an unknown amount of money. No one was hurt.

To conceal their identity, they wore bandanas over their faces, KELOa local television station, reported.

Additionally, cops in Reno, Nevada continue to search for the bandit who pepper sprayed a woman and stole her purse. It took place in the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino parking lot on July 15, according to KRNVa local television channel.

The assailant opened the driver’s side door of the woman’s car, attacked her with the spray, then swiped her purse, police said.

Reno police said the suspect was black, between the ages of 30 and 40, and between five feet, eight inches and six feet tall. He was wearing a jacket. White stripes were on the sleeves. He was also wearing jeans and red tennis shoes at the time of the robbery.

Thefts from Florida arcades

Last month, a third suspect was arrested after a series of recent robberies at gambling halls in Lee County, Florida. His name is James Brown, according to the local sheriff’s office.

Brown, 45, has been charged with armed robbery, Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. This is a robbery at the Lucky Turtle Arcade in North Fort Myers.

Earlier in July, an armed suspect allegedly placed a gun to the head of an employee there, WINK, a local television station, said. Jwyanza Chito, 34, who is believed to be from Philadelphia, was also charged with the theft.

Chito and a second man, Lenny Myers, 45, of Cape Coral, Florida, were also charged with holding up the White Sands Arcade in Cape Coral. Each faces a charge of robbery with a firearm. Suspects are prosecuted in a local court.

The White Sands Arcade incident unfolded when Chito allegedly pulled out a Glock handgun and demanded money from an employee.

Once they got the loot – around $2,500 – the two fled the scene. The money was stuffed into a pillowcase, police said.

There were other thefts in the area.