LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
The woman accused of robbing the South Point Casino at gunpoint Monday and her fiancé, who supposedly assisted her escape in a vacation automobile, were both detained, according to City Police.
The woman, recognized as 36-year-old Tina Lopez, was apprehended about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and the automobile was located, also, police said.
Her fiancé, Jason Lockwood, 36, was also arrested on Tuesday and both were reserved into the Clark County Detention Center.
Many intending to win huge take the drive down Las Vegas Boulevard to Silverado Cattle ranch Boulevard to try their luck at South Point Casino, however one thing Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities stated people must not gamble with at a casino, is their flexibility.
“Think about exactly what deserves it,” City Police Officer Larry Hadfield stated. “Time is a lot better than cash and if you’re behind bars for several years, you’re going to be missing out on a great deal of things.”
Still, Hadfield stated Lopez decided to take her opportunities Monday night.
“A couple days ago, we had a casino cage robbery,” Hadfield said. “(Lopez) went within, had a firearm and was able to get away with some cash.”
“We were able to have the general public’s assistance due to the fact that we got the video monitoring out which led us to an idea,” Hadfield said. “Our officers followed the actions and we wound up getting 2 individuals into custody.”
Inning accordance with jail reports, a few of those suggestions came from Lopez’s dad after he saw the automobile he let his daughter obtain on the news. He confirmed that without a doubt it was his vehicle. Lopez confessed to robbing the gambling establishment to obtain cash for expenses.
Lopez deals with several charges consisting of burglary while in belongings of a gun, and Lockwood faces robbery and conspiracy break-in charges.
Throughout the incident, she was using a scarf to conceal her identity, showed the cashier a pistol and she required money, police said in a release. The cashier gave her loan and she ran off to a cars and truck waiting for her exterior.
The car took a trip west on Silverado Ranch Boulevard towards the I-15.
No injuries were reported.
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