Report: Son of Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tempore accused in 10 robberies

LAS VEGAS - Shane Ross, the son of Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tempore Steve Ross, is accused of 10 robberies that occurred in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley, according to his arrest report.

Three of the robberies occurred on Friday, Aug. 19 in a 15-minute period. He was arrested that same day. He has been charged with two robberies and is expected to be charged with the rest at a later date.

The first of the three robberies he is accused of happened on the morning of Aug. 19 at a Krispy Kreme. According to the report, Ross walked into the business, approached the counter, pulled out a small gun and told the worker to give him money. The worker said he didn't have access to any money and Ross left.

A few minutes later, the report said, Ross appeared at a nearby Burger King, pulled out a gun and demanded money. He was given $110 from the cash registers.

Ross then went to a nearby Walgreens store, pulled his gun and again demanded money. He left with $250, the report said. In all three cases, he was seen leaving on a black motorcycle.

When Ross was taken into custody, he told police the gun was a fake and he needed money to pay his HOA fees and some bills. Ross also asked to speak to his father for some advice. The two did speak and Ross invoked his rights to request an attorney, the report said.

Ross later told police the gun was real, but police were not able to locate the weapon.

Ross is facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and two counts of burglary with a deadly weapon. He is facing additional charges. 


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