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Las Vegas police seek people in string of slot machine burglaries

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 10:48:48-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police officers in northeast Las Vegas are asking for help from the public identifying a group of people in connection to a string of burglaries at area casinos and bars.

Specifically, slot machine cash boxes are being targeted, according to reports the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has received.

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Police say the suspected burglars sit at a slot machine and "pick" or "manipulate" the locked door on the machine, then remove the cash boxes and simply leave the building.

The department is currently looking for information on four people, described by police as follows:

  • A man in his mid-30s or 40s, approximately 5-feet 6-inches tall.
  • A "heavy set" woman with blonde hair wearing a backward baseball cap.
  • A man in his late 20s or 30s around 180 pounds and between 5-feet 5-inches tall and 5-feet 8-inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, red zip-up hoodie, black t-shirt and tan shoes with light soles.
  • And a woman of unknown age and height.

Police have also shared the description of two vehicles believed to be connected to the case: a white Nissan Armada SUV and a white Chrysler 300 with low-profile tires and large rims.

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Area business owners are asked to report any burglary, theft, or robbery immediately and not to wait to report the crimes.

Anyone with information or tips is asked to contact the LVMPD Northeast Area Command by emailing j10142c@lvmpd.com or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or submit a time online at CrimeStoppersOfNV.com.