The U.S. Division of Justice introduced April 4 that it has indicted a Las Vegas police officer with violent on line casino robberies.
A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division officer Caleb Mitchell Rogers made his preliminary look in federal courtroom on Friday for allegedly robbing three casinos, stealing roughly $164,000 in complete.
Rogers was arrested on Feb. 27, 2022. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on March 22, 2022, charging Rogers with three counts of interference with commerce by theft and one rely of brandishing a firearm throughout and in relation to a criminal offense of violence.
U.S. Justice of the Peace Choose Brenda Weksler scheduled a jury trial for Might 23, 2022.
Based on allegations within the indictment, on Nov. 12, 2021, Rogers robbed a on line casino within the western a part of Las Vegas of roughly $73,810. On Jan. 6, 2022, he robbed a on line casino in North Las Vegas of roughly $11,500. In each robberies, Rogers walked on to the on line casino’s cashier cage and demanded cash from the cashiers.
Rogers may need gotten away with the alleged crimes had it not been for a 3rd heist.
The third theft occurred on Feb. 27, 2022. As alleged, Rogers ran towards two on line casino staff within the sportsbook space of the on line casino and yelled: “Get away from the cash. I’ve received a gun. I’ll shoot you!” Rogers climbed over-the-counter and shoved one of many staff to the ground, earlier than grabbing roughly $78,898 and inserting it right into a bag. Rogers fled when the staff triggered an alarm.
As Rogers ran towards the parking storage, a on line casino safety officer tackled him. Rogers drew a .357 caliber revolver belonging to the LVMPD and, together with his finger on the set off, threatened: “I’m going to shoot you!” Safety officers have been in a position to disarm Rogers and restrain him till his co-workers with the LVMPD arrived.
The statutory most penalty is 20 years in jail for every rely of interference with commerce by theft, and life imprisonment for brandishing a firearm throughout and in relation to a criminal offense of violence.