A Las Vegas police officer allegedly robbed a casino with a department-issued weapon
People have a lot of strong opinions about the police and their role in modern society. Conversations about crime and law enforcement have only intensified in recent years.
No matter what you believe, everyone can agree that there are people who really shouldn’t be allowed to be police officers.
Caleb Rogers is one of those people…
A Las Vegas police officer allegedly robbed a casino using a weapon given to him by the department.
Just before 7 a.m. on February 27, 2022, a man entered the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and robbed it at gunpoint.
The man allegedly climbed over a counter and yelled at two employees, saying, “Stay away from the cash…I have a gun. I’ll shoot you!” while brandishing a handgun with the serial number taped on.
The thief took the money and started to leave the building when an alarm went off. As he made his way to the parking lot, the thief was arrested.
The robber was arrested by a security guard.
Despite having a gun and threatening to shoot, the thief was tackled to the ground and restrained by casino security. Shortly after, the police arrived, where they made a startling discovery.
When the police asked for the thief’s name, he responded by saying, “Rogers, P No. 15666.”
Apparently the thief was another Las Vegas police officer, Caleb Rogers.
Rogers was arrested and is charged with interfering with commerce by robbery and brandishing a firearm in a violent crime.
The weapon Rogers allegedly used in the robbery to threaten casino staff was attributed to him by the Las Vegas Police Department.
The fact that a police officer robbed a casino within the jurisdiction of his department with a firearm provided to him by that same department is bad enough. That’s when the whole situation got even worse.
Law enforcement suspects this wasn’t Rogers’ only theft.
Rogers reportedly walked through a very distinct gate where he kicked his left leg as he walked and wore a pair of black latex gloves during the flight.
Robberies with suspects with these matching characteristics had also taken place at two other casinos in recent months.
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Law enforcement believes Rogers may be responsible for all the robberies, in which he allegedly stole approximately $164,000.
Rogers’ preliminary hearing will take place on March 24, 2022. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, if convicted, Rogers could face life in prison for brandishing a firearm in a violent crime. .
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