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Police Search for Suspects in Armored Truck Heist
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LAS VEGAS, Nv -- Police are searching for at least two suspects in the daring robbery of an armored truck in front of the Palace Station Hotel & Casino Monday morning.

Station Casinos reports that the suspects made of with more than $1 million but only about  $36,000 was in cash. The rest was in cashed checks and receipts.

According to Lt. Clint Nichols with Metro Robbery, the robbery happened around 9 a.m. in front of the casino door on Sahara Ave. Police say the Garda armored truck had one driver and one guard and when the guard returned to the truck from the casino, he was robbed at gun point.

There are reports a shot was fired but no one was injured. Police say the unmasked suspect was white and had a semi-automatic shotgun. The suspect made off with four bags of money and checks. Police say the suspect got into a gold-colored, four-door compact car with a driver waiting. The car is described as either a Dodge Stratus or a Chrysler Sebring. Police say there could even be a third suspect and the car may have out of state license plates. The driver of the car is described as a white male who was wearing a white hoodie and light pants. The other suspect is described as a white male, 35 - 40 years old, clean shaven, wearing dark pants, beige jacket, and sunglasses.

At the time of the robbery, there was a report of a car fire in the hotel's garage which diverted most of the casino security. Police do not know at this time if that was linked to the robbery.

One of the most notorious armored truck heists in Las Vegas happened in 1993 when Heather Tallchief who worked for Loomis drove off with nearly $3 million from Circus Circus. More than a decade later, she turned herself in but the money was never recovered.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Metro's Robbery Section at (702)828-3591 or Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

 

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