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Breaking into a Washington State casino leads to the theft of 12,000 $ chips

Date posted: April 30, 2021, 04:39 h.

Last updated: April 30, 2021, 04:39 h.

Ed Silverstein

A man banned from gambling in Washington state allegedly stole $ 12,500 in-game chip values during a hack earlier this week. He was disguised in a gray wig and wore a construction vest as he entered the ilani Casino Resort on Tuesday, police said.

The gaming property is operated by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Sign showing the High Limit area at ilani Casino Resort. The break-in was in a Washington State high limit casino area. (Picture: Colombian )

Once inside, Lucas Bunn, 25, Kelso, Wash., Headed to the high limit zone on the playing floor. He reportedly used a drill to break into the table where the chips were kept, the Associated Press reported.

The man ran away as the policemen approached him. Corresponding Clark County, Deputy Sheriff of Wash. He was also chasing a man.

Later, Bunn was arrested. Authorities used a stun gun to stop him, police said. Ridgefield policemen also took part in the chase.

The gaming facility is managed by the Cowlitz Indian tribe. It is near La Center in Washington, some 150 miles south of Seattle and 25 miles north of Portland, Ore.

Grinder, Grinding wheels discovered

Bunn had various tools with him. These included a Ryobi grinder and grinding wheels. He also had a construction vest and 25 $ 500 chips in his possession, police said. Police said they found a gray wig nearby.

Bunn was due to raid the casino in December on the basis of previous court records. 15. Police said he has returned to the casino twice or more since then.

Burglary, theft charges

Bunn made an appearance at Clark County, Wash., Superior Court on Wednesday. He was charged with burglary and theft in connection with a break-in this week.

Bail was set at $ 15,000. It is expected to return to court on May 12, A local Colombian newspaper reported .

Prior Crimes in Washington State Casinos

Last year, in an unrelated incident, a 35-year-old Washington was charged with second-degree domestic violence for the October death of a 33-year-old woman outside Tulalip Resort Casino.

Nomeneta Tauave got into a fight with his girlfriend Hana Letoi on October 23. The pair started a screaming fight in the casino but it continued outside in their silver GMC Yukon in the parking lot.

Security officials say the quarrel turned violent and that Tauave allegedly hit and shook Letoi violently. She fell out of the SUV as it sped, eyewitnesses said. Letoi was taken to hospital, where she died two days later.

Last August, the Puyallup Tribal Police were called after around seven at the Emerald Queen Casino garage in Tacoma, Washington. or heard eight shots.

Victim found with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was presumed dead at the crime scene.

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