Police in Atlantic City are searching for two suspects in a recent theft incident inside the Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.
The theft incident went down during the late-night hours. According to authorities, two men targeted the female victim as she walked around Caesars Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the suspects allegedly engaged the victim in conversation and distracted her as the other suspect put his hand in her purse and stole a wallet containing cash and credit cards.
Afterwards, the suspects quickly left the casino and fled the area on foot. It took a while for the victim to realize that her wallet was missing from her handbag. Once the victim saw that her wallet was gone, she notified casino officials and contacted the local police department.
The New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau and the Atlantic City Police Department Financial Crimes Squad are actively investigating the theft crime. However, investigators have not yet been able to determine the identities of the purse-snatching suspects.
Now law enforcement has asked for the public’s assistance with the investigation. Authorities recently released surveillance video images and detailed descriptions of the robbery suspects in the hopes that someone might recognize the men. Any members of the public with information about the theft incident or the suspects should get in touch with Atlantic City detectives at 609-441-7464.
If police can eventually identify and apprehend the suspects, it is likely that serious criminal charges for theft of movable property would follow. Depending on the amount of cash contained in the stolen wallet, and whether the suspects fraudulently used the victim’s credit cards later on, the penalties could be severe and would probably include jail time.
For further information, read the NJ.com article, “These 2 Guys Distracted Woman in Caesars, Stole Her Wallet, Cops Say.”
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