A Halloween robbery at a suburban casino resulted in the theft of over $14,000 in chips. The incident occurred at the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, when a 23-year-old man entered the establishment wearing a black face mask.
Upon entering the casino, the masked gunman brandished a weapon and proceeded to threaten the casino employees before making off with approximately $14,100 in casino chips. Fortunately, Illinois Gaming Board agents were able to apprehend the suspect at his Chicago Ridge home shortly after the robbery took place.
During the search of the suspect’s home, agents discovered the handgun used in the robbery, as well as the black face mask and the stolen chips. The suspect has since been charged with three counts of armed robbery and is currently being held without bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for November 30.
Authorities have not released further details regarding the incident at this time. The brazen Halloween robbery serves as a reminder of the ongoing security challenges faced by casinos and highlights the swift response and investigative efforts of law enforcement agencies. The successful apprehension of the suspect demonstrates the collaborative efforts of the Illinois Gaming Board and local authorities in addressing criminal activities within the gaming industry.