Police arrest suspect in Bellagio robbery

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say they have arrested a person in the Bellagio Hotel robbery which took place Friday night.

Police say the man was taken into custody after officers responded to the scene of a suspicious person who checked into a hotel late Saturday night. The SWAT team was called to the hotel on Paradise near Harmon to help take the man into custody.

Metro police say the man was booked into Clark County Detention Center as John Doe. He faces charges of robbery with use of a deadly weapon and burglary with use of a deadly weapon.

His photo has not yet been released.

Detectives have also found the person of interest they previously named in the case, Jesse Jones, is no longer involved in the crime.

The robbery at the Bellagio Hotel happened around 8:30 p.m. The suspect pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money, police said. Sources tell us the person got away with $30,000.


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