New Jersey State Police Capt. Chris Leone, right, answers a question Aug. 14, 2014, at a news conference announcing the arrests of eight people accused of the July 21 armed robbery of Caesars casino in Atlantic City. / Mel Evans, AP
Eight people, including a fired security guard, have been charged over the brazen armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino last month, police announced Thursday.
The $180,000 heist at Caesars Hotel and Casino on July 21 occurred during a routine money exchange, which the recently sacked guard knew about, New Jersey State Police said at a news conference.
The former guard, 19-year-old Izyiah Plummer, of Atlantic City, and four other suspects were arrested within the first 48 hours and large amounts of cash were recovered. Police said Plummer and Aaron Evans, 24, of Pleasantville, N.J., robbed casino workers at gunpoint about 6:30 a.m. and fled in a waiting car.
Two other suspects, including the alleged getaway driver, were arrested two weeks later by police in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and more cash and a handgun were found. The final suspect surrendered Wednesday to police in Atlantic City.
During a three-state manhunt, a Delaware state trooper was shot while a search warrant was executed at the house of the alleged driver, 21-year-old Nathaniel Greenlee, of Bear, Del. His father was charged separately with shooting the trooper, whose body armor stopped the bullet.
Charges of robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon were filed against Plummer, Evans, Greenlee, Dwayne Morgan II, 20, of Pleasantvllle, N.J., and Donovan Jackson, 20, of Wilmington, Del. All are being held on bail; Greenlee is awaiting extradition from Pennsylvania, where he worked in a big-box store.
Three people were charged with receiving stolen property: Monique Kelly, 20, of Pleasantville, N.J.; Lance Rogers, 20, of Atlantic City; and Myles Coleman, 23, of Atlantic City. Coleman was also charged with obstructing justice.
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