UPDATE FEB. 26: Police are now looking for a second man seen on surveillance footage from the Ellis Island casino robbery. They are listing the second man as a person of interest.
ORIGINAL STORY: Around 8:13 p.m. Saturday, Las Vegas police were dispatched to Ellis Island hotel-casino to investigate a robbery.
Officials say that a man entered the casino and went to the main cage area. He approached employees, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. The man was last seen running from the property.
Las Vegas Police surround Harbor Island Apartments searching for a man who attempted to rob Ellis Island Casino earlier this evening. pic.twitter.com/OTA1AnrySh
— Barry White (@KTNVBarryWhite) February 25, 2018
.@LVMPD searching for the man who attempted to rob Ellis Island casino. Suspect brandished a gun at the cash cage, demanded money. Employee backed away and the suspect fled. Detectives are on scene investigating. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/u5N0S4xNYU
— Nina Porciuncula (@NinaReports) February 25, 2018
Police describe the suspect as a black male adult who was wearing a maroon hoodie, a black hat, blue jeans, and glasses.
Anyone with information about this case should contact Las Vegas police at 702-828-3591. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.