Las Vegas Metro Police confirmed Tuesday that Friday the theft suspect within the poker site Bellagio had dedicated the identical crime in the identical place at November 2017 closing the books on an unresolved 16-month case that beforehand had few stable leads.
The Bellagio Poker Room 2017 was stolen by this man who apparently had dedicated the identical theft at Bellagio in 2017. (Picture: NY Every day Information)
Michael Cohen – no, not that one – was a "reckless prison who confirmed no respect for his victims", assistant Sheriff Charles Hank stated at a press convention. The alleged 49-year-old  thief died Saturday of a gunshot wound . He was shot in self-defense by a police officer who tried to position him exterior the on line casino.
The Lifetime of Crime
Cohen hit one other policeman within the chest whereas attempting to flee after stealing the sufferer. poker site. The injured officer was handled for life-threatening accidents. A bullet-proof vest actually saved his life. Hank knowledgeable the media that the officer concerned was Joaquin Escobar, a 29-year-old LVMPD officer.
Hank said that the suspect had gone out of the poker site after stealing cash and chips. He then approached the northern valet the place he was confronted by 4 officers.
Hank, talking to reporters, stated that the suspect was "ready to make use of lethal drive in opposition to a police officer for s & # 39; escape." Nonetheless, by no means did this escape. After a night at College Medical Heart, the profession prison made his final breath on Saturday.
Connecting the Dots
Shortly after the announcement of his dying, investigators hinted that Cohen was the 2017 thief of the Bellagio poker site. Deputy Sheriff Hank confirmed this suspicion on Tuesday.
"Our detectives have been capable of decide that Cohen is similar suspect who stole the cashier's cage in Bellagio in November 2017," he stated.
The deputy sheriff then shared footage of the physique of the Friday incident. Quick ahead to six:19 to observe the footage.
Cohen tried for the primary time to steal a white Mercedes parked within the jack however discovered none. key. He then switched to a black BMW however the driver didn’t need to open the door. At the moment, the police engaged in a quick capturing.
When requested by a reporter concerning the hyperlink between the investigators and the 2 Bellagio robberies, Hank confirmed a picture of the suspects facet by facet.
Judging: Are these two suspects the identical particular person? (Picture: YouTube)
"Should you take a look at this image, there are bandages on the left facet of his face, he has bandages on the left facet," Hank stated. "On the latest, it's a bandage. He additionally places a cellphone up there. You see the hoodie, in addition to the glasses and a black cap. So we’re just about sure that he’s the identical suspect as early as 2017. "
However he won’t have the chance to commit the identical crime a 3rd time.