Las Vegas Casino South Point Robbed at Gunpoint

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In Tuesday’s online version of, Ewan Palmer reported that Las Vegas’s South Point Casino was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown assailant.

The robbery took place on Monday, Feb. 19 around 7:30 p.m. and the only description was a woman leaving the scene in a car. South Point Casino is located on Las Vegas Boulevard. The suspect approached one of the cages in the casino and demanded that the cashier give her money. The woman’s identity was concealed by a scarf, but she did threaten the casino employee with a handgun.

An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over to the robber before she exited the building and escaped into a two-door late model sedan. The car sped off and appeared to be headed towards the direction of Silverado Ranch Boulevard according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Also noted in the Newsweek report, no one was injured in the crime. Police continue to search for the woman in question, who was described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and dressed in a black beanie hat, black coat, black pants, black boots and dark glasses. She also had a large, checkered scarf wrapped around her neck. An image of the suspect was captured on a casino surveillance camera to dispel the notion that the person committing the crime was actually a man. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police continue to urge anyone that might have further information on this incident to contact the criminal robbery section. They also have a Crime Stoppers hotline in place for any callers that wish to remain anonymous.

This is the second time in less than a month that local police were called to the scene at South Point Casino. Rapper and reality TV star Flavor Flav was reportedly attacked at this real money casino on Jan. 23. This was first reported by TMZ, stating that the Public Enemy hype man had to be taken to the hospital with minor injuries after an altercation broke out on the casino floor. The suspect in that crime was identified as Ugandi Howard and he was taken into custody.

It is hard to know what to make of these two totally unrelated crimes other than the fact that South Point Casino was in the middle of the mess each time. This Las Vegas casino is formally known as South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, located at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard. It offers free parking and a shuttle service as one of the largest Las Vegas hotels and casinos in the southern part of the city. There are over 2000 hotel rooms, a 16-screen movie theater, 64 lanes of bowling and a full-service equestrian center.

The 80,000 square-foot casino offers 2200 slot and video poker machines for a full lineup of real money gambling. There are 60 table games and a 175-seat race book, bingo and entertainment center. South Point also works with any number of outside travel booking agencies for great deals on hotel rooms as well as cheap flight deals in and out of McCarran International Airport.

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