By David Madden
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Eight people are under arrest after a robbery last month at the Caesar’s casino in Atlantic City.
One of the suspects, 19-year-old Izyiah Plummer of Atlantic City, used to work there.
Plummer (top left photo) was a security guard who had just been fired when he and another man allegedly stole $180,000 in cash being transferred out of the casino through a secure location.
Authorities said Plummer pointed a gun at casino employees as he and Aaron Evans, 24, of Pleasantville, NJ, grabbed two plastic boxes of cash. The robbery took place during a routine money exchange at the casino.
They ran outside to a waiting car driven by Nathaniel Greenlee, 21, of Bear, Delaware; and containing passenger Donovan Jackson, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware, authorities said.
New Jersey state police captain Chris Leone suggests that Plummer’s knowledge of the operation allowed for the robbery to go forward without a hitch.
“They were wearing masks. One was armed with a handgun. They conducted this robbery in about four minutes,” Leone said today.
The robbers fled in a getaway car.
Plummer was in custody within a day.
The subsequent probe led to Pennsylvania and Delaware, where a Delaware state trooper was shot; the bulletproof vest he was wearing saved his life.
In all, $150,000 has been recovered, including $50,000 worth of marijuana destined for sale on the street.
On August 6th, state police from New Jersey and Delaware executed a search warrant at Nathaniel Greenlee’s residence in Delaware. When Delaware state troopers breached the front door, Nathaniel Greenlee’s father, John Greenlee, shot one of them, according to authorities.
John Greenlee was arrested by Delaware State Police. The trooper was released from the hospital that day.
On the same day, detectives discovered that Nathaniel Greenlee was employed by a large retail store in Concord Township, Pa. They found his car, which is believed to have been used in the crime, at the store and arrested him.
“We applaud the NJ State Police and Division of Gaming Enforcement for their quick action in bringing these perpetrators to justice. The Safety and Security of our customers, visitors and employees is always our top priority,” a Caesars Atlantic City spokesperson said in a statement.
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