New Jersey State Police revealed on Monday they’ve recognized the couple who “forcefully” robbed gamers twice at Atlantic Metropolis gaming properties. The newest theft happened on Friday. The prior one was in June.
At about 10:40 pm Friday, a male suspect stole about $12,000 from a participant at Caesars Resort and On line casino, police stated. The participant was by a slot machine when the theft happened.
The suspect then fled to a close-by car. A lady confederate drove the automotive away.
Neither suspect was named by state police on Monday. However troopers seem to know who they’re.
State police launched descriptions and surveillance pictures of the couple. The person is black and about 6-feet tall. He has dreadlocks and a stocky construct, in accordance with the outline.
The feminine is white. She has brown hair and wore glasses, state police stated.
It’s believed the identical couple have been behind one other theft at about 1:30 am on June 15. Whereas at Resorts Resort and On line casino, the person stole cash from a participant seated at a slot machine. State police stated the loot totaled $15,000.
The person additionally fled to a close-by automotive. It too was pushed by the lady confederate, police stated.
The automotive utilized by the suspects was believed to be a grey Toyota sedan, in accordance with The Press of Atlantic Metropolis.
In a single incident, the male suspect seems to be sporting pink garments. The girl seems to be sporting darkish garments.
Skeptical Feedback On-line
A state police Fb put up describing the incidents led to many feedback from skeptical social media posters.
As an example, one poster, recognized as Marty Victor, stated, “I can’t determine how they acquired out of the on line casino with the quantity of safety there.”
One other poster, recognized as John Cosgriff, stated, “One thing doesn’t add up, they only occurred to seek out two victims with 12K and 15K money on them whereas enjoying slot machines? And safety couldn’t catch them?”
The incident additionally led one other poster, recognized as Tabitha Rockafellow Ricicki, to remark, “They need to have somebody on the within tipping them off on massive winners.”
Prior Tried Theft
In an unrelated incident, in April a New Jersey man was sentenced to jail for eight years for an tried armed theft of a slot participant. The incident happened at Bally’s Atlantic Metropolis Resort & On line casino in 2020.
Shawn P. Applewhite, 25, of Marlton, is not going to be eligible for parole till he serves no less than seven years of the sentence, Atlantic County Superior Courtroom Choose Donna M. Taylor dominated.
Applewhite additionally mustn’t ever enter one other on line casino within the state. Nor can he have future contact with the sufferer, the decide ordered.
Applewhite pled responsible to first-degree theft on March 21. Final August, he was indicted by a grand jury on each first-degree theft in addition to third-degree possession of a weapon for an illegal objective expenses. The second cost appeared to have been dropped.