With one more casino set to close this September, the robbery of an Atlantic City Casino has struck another blow to this New Jersey shore town. The brazen July 21st robbery shocked the boardwalk town and in only 9 days New Jersey police had solved the crime and recovered most of the stolen $181,000.
Izyiah Plummer, 19, a fired former security guard, apparently thought his knowledge of security protocols would help to make him and four others a little richer.
Dwayne Morgan 20, of Pleasantville, Aaron Evans, 23, of Pleasantville, Monique Kelly, 19, of Pleasantville, and Lance Rogers, 20, of Atlantic City.were arrested at various locations for armed robbery.
“Following up on investigative leads, detectives obtained search warrants for residences in Atlantic City and Pleasantville,” cops said in a news release. “As a result of the searches, detectives recovered a large portion of the money, and some articles of clothing believed to have been worn by the suspects during the commission of the crime.”
Atlantic City has recently added online casinos and hopes to introduce online sports betting this September in the hope of boosting its failing casino industry. This January the Atlantic Club closed suddenly on 13th and on May 29th, 2014 it was announced TJM Properties would buy the property for non-gambling purposes.
July 14th Trump Plaza issued layoff notices and said September 16 would be the likely end to their casino days in Atlantic City. Two other casinos, Revel and Showboat, are also likely to close without a new price per head buyer.
There is some good news for AC employees as a Maryland casino hopes to lure some of the pay per head employees to their state.
Maryland Live! Is hosting a job fair at the Sheraton, across from the Atlantic City Convention Center.
“Atlantic City has proven to be an excellent source of qualified candidates for us,” said Howard Weinstein, the casino’s senior vice president. “The workforce provides a pool of experienced talent for available positions across all departments.”
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