The couple who robbed players twice at Atlantic City gaming properties have been identified by the New Jersey State Police. The most recent theft took place on Friday. The previous one was in June.
Police said a male suspect stole about $12,000 from a player at the casino. The player was near the slot machine when the theft took place.
The suspect ran towards a vehicle. The woman drove the car away.
The descriptions and photos of the couple were released by the state police. The man is taller than 6 feet. According to the description, he has dreadlocks and a stocky build.
The female is not black. State police said she has brown hair and glasses.
The man ran to the nearby car. Police said that it was driven by the woman.
The car used by the suspects was believed to be a gray Toyota sedan, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
The male suspect is wearing red clothing. The woman is dressed in dark clothes.
Many people commented on the state police Facebook post about the incidents.
One poster, identified as Marty Victor, said, “I can’t figure out how they got out of the casino with the amount of security there.”
The incident led another poster to comment, “They have to have someone on the inside tipping them off on big winners.”
A New Jersey man was sentenced to eight years in prison for an attempted armed robbery of a slot player. Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino was the location of the incident in 2020.
Shawn P. Applewhite will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least seven years of his sentence.
On March 21, Applewhite pled guilty to first-degree robbery. He was indicted by a grand jury last August on two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of third-degree possession of a weapon for an illegal purpose. There was a second charge that appeared to have been dropped.
New Jersey State Police have identified a couple who “forcefully” robbed players twice at Atlantic City gaming properties. The most recent theft took place on Friday. At about 10:40 pm Friday, a male suspect stole about $12,000 from a player at Caesars Hotel and Casino, police said. The suspect then fled to a nearby vehicle.