FBI brokers arrested a Resorts World New York Metropolis safety guard Wednesday for plotting a heist on the on line casino on the next day.
In March, Selwyn Balkissoon of Ozone Park, Queens, recruited a would-be confederate for his scheme. Sadly for Balkissoon, he was an FBI confidenial informant. The informant then allowed the feds to faucet his telephone.
In subsequent recorded conversations, federal prosecutors stated Thursday that Balkissoon laid out his plans to rob an armored truck on the Genting-owned on line casino, which adjoins the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens.
Look how straightforward it’s, when you pull up subsequent to him. He don’t even know that you just pull up subsequent to him,” Balkissoon is recorded as saying. “You pull that door, you blast his a**, and inside 30 seconds time you’re taking eight or ten of them baggage.
“All you want is minutes, open the door, spray his a**, slam to the bottom, and increase, if you pull up together with your trunk open one time, increase, increase, increase, again up, take the f**okay off,” Balkissoon defined. “If you need, go down the Conduit, you understand the Conduit? Take the Belt Parkway and simply f**king disappear.”
Balkissoon’s objective was to seize at the least 5 baggage of money, every purportedly containing $260,000. To maximise the haul, Balkissoon requested the informant to recruit one other confederate, which he did. However unknown to Balkissoon, the brand new member of the gang was additionally an undercover FBI agent.
On April 14, the confidential informant and the secret agent picked Balkissoon up at his residence, and the trio drove to Resorts World to surveil the property.
That is 99 to 100% doable. In [and] out, in not more than f**king 20 seconds,” he stated. “Slam, bam, thanks ma’am…get 5 baggage,” Balkissoon allegedly informed his companions.
“You understand, they’re all f–king sitting geese. They’re lame f–king guys, they’re simply there for the cash, they usually don’t give a f–okay who take what and gone with it,” he added, referring to his colleagues in Resorts World’s safety division.
On April 20, throughout one other recorded name between Balkisson and the informant, it was agreed the theft would happen the next morning, and the cash could be shared between the three people. Balkissoon stated he would procure pepper spray to be used within the theft.
That night, the informant drove to Balkissoon’s Ozone Park residence, based on courtroom filings. When Balkissoon handed him the pepper spray, FBI brokers moved in and positioned him beneath arrest.
Balkissoon appeared in a Brooklyn federal courtroom yesterday, the day of the deliberate theft. He was launched on a $100,000 bond and is on residence detention with digital monitoring.