Man Arrested for Las Vegas Casino Heist Only One Week after Opening1 year ago
A man has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in a casino in Las Vegas. William R. Clark has been charged for the offense at the New York New York Casino after police found him hiding across the street in the MGM Grand Hotel.
Didn’t Take Long
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called by casino staff at around 2am on Thursday morning following the heist.
Clark was alleged to have simulated to the staff member in the cage that he had a gun and handed over a handwritten note demanding cash. In comic fashion the employee then handed the note back stating that she could not understand it.
The suspect then told the girl behind the desk that if she gave him money nobody would get shot.
After being handed $4,000 Clark fled the scene and ridiculously went straight back to his hotel room across the street at the MGM Grand in full view of CCTV cameras. Police were able to track him down in less than two hours and found the clothes and mask he wore in the room.
A check on Clark’s background shows that he is a career criminal and only came out of prison last year. Multiple robbery and firearms offenses litter his record. He’s far from the only armed robber that Las Vegas has seen in recent years though.
Only last year a man was shot and killed by police after robbing the Bellagio for the second time in two years. Michael Charles Cohen, 49, lost his life in a shootout with officers after trying to carjack an escape vehicle in the valet parking area.
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