UPDATE: New York-New York robbery suspect disguised himself as a black man, police say

UPDATE MARCH 12: An armed man who robbed a casino floor cashier cage at New York-New York hotel-casino in January was charged Monday in federal court.  

Cameron James Kennedy, 26, of Las Vegas, is charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery. Through the investigation, it was learned that Kennedy had used face paint and/or concealing make-up in order to alter and/or disguise his appearance. 

According to allegations contained in the criminal complaint, Kennedy was on federal supervision for a bank robbery charge and he was required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet.  

On Jan. 10, about three hours after he cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet, Kennedy demanded money from a casino floor cage cashier at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino, according to the complaint. He lifted his hooded jacket and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun in his waistband.  

He told the cashier: “I want all your hundreds and don’t mess around. I am not kidding, I want all the hundreds.”  He stole approximately $23,367 and fled in a taxi cab.  

If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


At 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, a man approached a cashier at the New York-New York hotel-casino cashiers cage and demanded money.

The cashier complied and gave the man cash from the cash drawer. After receiving the money, the man left out the south entrance on foot.

The man was armed with a handgun that he kept in his waistband the entire time and is still at large. Robbery detectives are actively investigating the case.

Police said the man is 30 to 35 years old, wearing a black beanie cap, black hooded jacket, dark jeans, black shoes, black mechanics gloves and black-rimmed glasses. 

On Thursday, Las Vegas police released surveillance video of the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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