An attempted robbery was thwarted this past weekend at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michael Quinn Belton along with two other men, tried to rob the blackjack tables at the Bellagio Casino but employees were able to tackle Belton who was carrying stolen gaming chips.
Belton was reportedly wearing a wig and sunglasses when he entered the casino and stolen thousands of dollars worth of blackjack chips. Belton was stopped though by employees of the casino when he tried to run out of the casino.
Belton was taken into custody and is now awaiting his preliminary hearing which will take place at the beginning of June. Belton has four felony charges and as he stood in front of Judge Deborah Lippis he said he understands he is charged with two counts of robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of burglary.
Belton is now being held on $60,000 while police are still searching for his two accomplices. During the attempted robbery, Belton approached the blackjack tables and took around $115,000 in casino chips as his accomplice sprayed pepper spray on a customer as well as the dealer.
The accomplice was able to get away and apparently there is a third party involved. The pepper spray accomplice is still on the loose and the third party, a man named Carlos Rodriguez, is the brains behind the robbery and he is still on the loose as well. Belton was told by Rodriguez that he was a high roller and that he would be able to exchange the stolen chips for cash and he would split the money with the two accomplices.