A cashier’s cage located within the Bellagio Las Vegas poker room was reportedly robbed at gunpoint late Tuesday afternoon according to social media reports by several players who were on the scene.

The first known communication at this time that a crime had occurred was posted by poker player Randy Ohel at 3:56pm Pacific Time.

Roughly 30 minutes later, Ohel followed up by posting evidence that authorities had arrived on the scene, while ensuring his followers that he, fellow players and staff were all unharmed in the alleged robbery.

Las Vegas Police in Search of Vehicle

Just before 5:00pm local time Tuesday, the Las Vegas Police Department notified its social media followers to be on the lookout for a “Silver Chevrolet Cruze with NV license plate 37D147.”

Hollywood Actor James Woods, Poker Pro Ryan Laplante Were Present

Hollywood actor James Woods was also present at the time the robbery allegedly occurred, and called the Bellagio staff’s composure “excellent.” Woods pointed out that nobody was injured during the incident and that many patrons who were on the scene did not realize any criminal activity had taken place until after the fact.

Professional poker player Ryan Laplante also let his Twitter fans know that he was unharmed. Laplante reports that he was 15 feet away from the cashier cage that was targeted.

Robber Allegedly Exits via North Valet

According to Ohel, who has earned much of his $1.6 million in poker tournament cash prizes in Las Vegas events, the assailant made a getaway via the North Valet area of the Bellagio.

That section of the Bellagio property is known to many poker players, as it was also used as an escape route in 2010 by the infamous Biker Bandit Tony Carleo. Carleo made off with close to $1.5 million in chips on December 14th, 2010 — only to be apprehended by authorities after attempting to sell the $25,000-value Bellagio chips he had stolen at a significant discount via the TwoPlusTwo forums (thanks to 2+2 moderator Michael Minkoff for posting the link to Carleo’s queries, which were made in January 2011 under the “Oceanspray” user account).

Second Bellagio Robbery in 2017

This is the second time in 2017 the Bellagio Las Vegas has been the target of a robbery. Back in March, a jewelry store located within the property was robbed by three assailants.

For our readers who would like to keep up with the latest community feedback as Tuesday’s events at the Bellagio continue to unfold, there is a 2+2 discussion thread posted here along with a separate ongoing discussion via the Poker subReddit.

For now, we would like to communicate our relief that there have been no reports of injuries as a result of Tuesday’s incident. The casino’s poker room is currently hosting the Five Diamond World Poker Classic with the $10,400 buy-in Main Event scheduled to begin one week from today.

UPDATE — Tuesday, 8:00pm Local Time

Poker legend Doyle Brunson has stated that the robber escaped with approximately $35,000 USD Tuesday while informing his Twitter followers that there was roughly $200,000 in cash in Bobby’s Room (high stakes poker tables area) that had not been deposited.

UPDATE — Tuesday, 9:15pm Local Time

Reports surface that Bellagio Poker Cage armed robber was wearing a mask, wig and glasses.

FOX 5 Las Vegas reports that the robbery took place at approximately 3:47pm Pacific Time.

UPDATE — Tuesday, 11:45pm Local Time

An image of the November 28th Bellagio robbery suspect is available via the Las Vegas Sun.