Bellagio Casino Robbers Grab $115,000 Of Chips

Bellagio Casino Robbers Grab $115,000 Of ChipsThe Bellagio was the scene of a botched heist on Saturday, after two robbers attempted to make off with $115,000 worth of chips from the top Las Vegas casino.
At around 10:45pm, the men entered the Bellagio disguised in wigs and sunglasses, and made their way towards a high-stakes blackjack table before attempting to enact their hapless scheme. One of the men then sprayed the blackjack dealer and nearby people with an eye-burning chemical, while his accomplice Michael Q. Belton grabbed twenty-three high value chips worth $5,000 each.
While the sprayer made a hasty escape, 24-year-old Californian Michael Quinn Belton soon found himself wrestled to the ground by security staff and was later taken away by police officers. All the while, Richard Hauck and his wife were at the blackjack table when the botched heist occurred and thought the incident might have been a prank until their eyes started burning. Recalling the event, Mr Hauck said:
“The guy kept spraying and the thing wouldn’t work said. The spray kept falling on the table..We didn’t know if the guy had a weapon.”
After being arrested, Michael Quinn Belton was held on robbery, burglary and conspiracy charges and taken to the Clark County jail. Apparently, he also told investigators he attempted the robbery because he was unemployed and his grandparents were ill.
Addressing the identity of the second robber, Mr Belton said he met him for the first time after answering an online post advertising a job repossessing cars. Having reached Las Vegas, Mr Belton said the unknown man said he actually wanted him to help rob the Bellagio with another man named Carlos.
Meanwhile, the $115,000 in stolen chips were dropped by the second man, while no serious injuries were sustained by those present at the scene.

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