despp: State Police Investigating Attempted Robbery/Assault at Casino

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Reuben Bradford
Colonel Danny R. Stebbins
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
March 9, 2013



{Casino Suspect}

    {Casino Suspect}

   Today, 03/09/13, at approximately 6:02 a.m. a man notified the State Police Casino Unit of an armed robbery/assault which occurred on the 19th floor of the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel.

   State Police Detectives responded to the scene with casino security personnel.  Troopers determined that the male victim was approached by the perpetrator as the victim exited the elevator to the 19th floor. The victim was assaulted at gunpoint by the suspect. The victim, during the course of the incident, was struck about the head and face with the handle of the handgun which had been displayed by the suspect.  This caused minor injuries to the victim who refused medical treatment. 

   The victim further stated that the suspect had entered the hotel elevator along with him in the hotel lobby and the suspect exited with the victim on the 19th floor. The victim indicated that the suspect struck him from behind as he (victim) walked towards the hotel room.  The suspect displayed a dark-colored semi-automatic handgun that was used in this attempted robbery. 

   The victim added that the suspect demanded money, then proceeded to hit him with the weapon in the head and face with the gun and then fled back into the elevator. 

   Troopers determined that the suspect, after the assault/robbery, exited the elevator in the lobby of the hotel and ran on foot from the casino.  The suspect is described as a white male, 60, tall thin build, wearing a black and jacket jeans.

   State Police K-9 team responded to the scene to conduct a track from where the suspect exited the building.  The track ended along the Thames River near Shipping Street in Norwich. 

   State Police Detectives are continuing this investigation and following evidence and leads developed in this case. 

   Surveillance video was obtained by Detectives; see photos. Anyone who may recognize the suspect is asked to contact State Police at (860) 848-6500; all calls will be kept confidential.



Lt. J. Paul Vance

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