Citizenship a question for pig-mask suspect in Las Vegas heist

LAS VEGAS - One of the suspected Bellagio robbers appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom.

Sebastian Gonzalez appeared in court Wednesday with a Spanish-language interpreter and court-appointed attorneys to face felony conspiracy, burglary, attempted robbery and weapon charges.

Authorities say they're not sure of the background or citizenship of Gonzalez, 20, who allegedly wore a pig mask during the weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a jewelry store at the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman set an April 11 probable cause hearing and said he won't set bail until he knows Gonzalez's citizenship.

Prosecutor John Giordani said outside court that Gonzalez may be from Mexico or from Southern California.

Giordani noted that police are seeking three other male suspects who got away following the 1 a.m. Saturday sledgehammer break-in at the Tesorini store.


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