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UPDATE: Police release photos of armed sports book robber

Posted at 11:04 PM, Jan 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 09:11:58-05

Las Vegas police are investigating a robbery at the Silverton hotel-casino's sports book Tuesday evening.

It occurred around 8:20 p.m. at the casino near Blue Diamond Road and Interstate 15.

Police said a black man entered the sports book, jumped into the cage area, presented a handgun and told employees to put money in a duffel bag. The employee complied and placed the money into the bag.

The suspect left through the exit by the parking garage and got into an SUV, possibly a gold Chevrolet Tahoe last seen on Blue Diamond Road.

Officials said the suspect is believed to be in his 30s and is approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, sunglasses, dark pants, and was armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3855. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.