Casino security quickly nab robbery suspect www.privateofficer.com
Atlantic City NJ July 8 2010
By: Brett Davis/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
www.privateofficer.con Authorities say that an Absecon man who tried holding up a local casino was quickly taken into custody by the casino security staff. The man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he tried to rob the main cashier cage at Resorts Atlantic City but got away with nothing, State Police said.
The man arrived at Resorts at about 4:46 p.m., approached the casino cage and handed the cashier a plastic bag with a handwritten note saying to put all the $100 and $50 bills in the bag, and “Don’t make me do something I will regret,” State Police spokesman Trooper Brian Polite said.
John Pannell, 25, of Absecon, was quickly apprehended by casino security and taken into custody and charged with robbery, Polite said. He was taken to the Atlantic County Justice Facility on $75,000 full cash bail.
The State Police Casino Investigations Unit handled the case, Polite said.
No one was injured.