Casino Thief Sought by Authorities
The Gazette reports a Billings casino was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week, representing at least the third local business this month to be victimized in a similar manner. An unidentified male suspect with his face covered entered the Lodge Casino at 2701 Gabel Road at 6:15 p.m. Sunday night and brandished a handgun, according to a press release from Billings Police Lt. Neil Lawrence. An employee gave the suspect “an undisclosed amount of cash,” from the register, and the suspect left the building walking south.
The news release says it’s unknown if the suspect left the area on foot or in a vehicle. The suspect is described as approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, wearing gloves, sunglasses, a black ski mask and a tan jacket, similar to a rain coat or fishing type jacket.