Armed burglary at Bellagio

27 March, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • The suspected robbery prompted a massive police response

The Las Vegas police confirmed that a burglary took place but any reports of an "active shooter" were false.

The world famous Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas was the center of some unusual activity on March 24 when a group of armed suspects - one wearing a pig mask - burglarized a jewelry store, forcing the high-end hotel to go on lockdown.

Police initially thought at least one of the theives may have fired gunshots during the burglary, but later said they believed the sound of the sledgehammers breaking the jewelry cases may have been confused for gunshots. No one was injured.

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Parts of the casino complex remain closed while police investigate.

"Mass panic at Bellagio.Everyone running". Everyone running. I'm now ducked on the floor under a table. Eye witnesses took to social media to say that there was an active shooter on the loose. Authorities said they are reviewing surveillance tape, where they saw multiple suspects wearing "character masks", ABC News reported.

The woman, who identified as Kira, spoke to the New York Daily News, she said: "He was screaming at people, pointing his gun, making sure that anyone who was close just got away". It also boasts restaurants, an art gallery, botanical gardens and other entertainment.

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