A burglary try at the Illani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Washington, ended poorly for the perpetrator who was arrested soon after being taken down by a taser.
Chips Drill Is No Thrill
Lucas Bunn, a 25-12 months previous man from Kelso, Washington, allegedly stole a handful of $500 chips after drilling into a locked chip cart but regardless of his escape from the casino premises, deputies who responded to the signal from on line casino stability about a burglary in progress caught on digital camera in the high-rollers parlor, followed him to a nearby gasoline station the place he was arrested.
On the arrest of the holder of prolonged criminal report Bunn, police recovered a grinder, grinding wheels, higher-vis design vest and 25 chips with $500 nomination. Close by was found a gray wig allegedly utilized by Bunn to deceive casino security on coming into the premises.
Lucas Bunn, on $5,000 bail because mid-March when he was arrested for theft, possession of stolen property and obstruction of a police officer, has been arrested 7 occasions in Washington Point out considering the fact that 2017. His $5,000 bond was right away doubled all through the first court listening to on Wednesday because of to the new fees.
Bunn was elevated fees with second-diploma theft and very first-diploma theft and had his bail established at $15,000. The courtroom appointed him a defense attorney and established a formal arraignment for May 12, although Bunn is staring at a greatest 10-12 months in jail thanks to the burglary demand, which could be elevated to 20 several years on the felony theft rely.
Banned from Getting into the On line casino
According to safety personnel at Illani Casino, in December 2020 Bunn was kicked out of the on line casino for unknown motives and was banned from at any time returning, but Bunn himself mentioned in his affidavit that the casino security guys believed to have detected on two events someone seeking like him.
The grey wig located by the law enforcement close by the arrest web page suggests Bunn utilized it in an try to deceive stability cameras, but most recent developments in digital technologies can make it virtually unachievable to deceive contemporary surveillance computer software irrespective of any disguise utilised.
Historically, disguised crime makes an attempt did not stop nicely, just after two tries at the Bellagio in 2017 and 2019 for armed poker-room robberies permitted the intruder to escape for the duration of the initially try but got him shot and killed in the course of the second.
Thieving on line casino chips is not like stealing revenue, and even if Bunn experienced succeeded, he would have faced a mountain of obstructions in advance of getting equipped to trade them for income. A single does not will need to glance any further than 2010 for evidence, when the notorious Bellagio “Biker Bandit” was caught due to his tries to funds the chips on the twoplustwo poker discussion board and on the net.