Man beaten, robbed of $7,000 in casino parking lot

Daily Herald report

A man reported that he was beaten and robbed of $7,000 cash early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Rivers Casino, according to a Des Plaines police report.

The report states that the victim was playing craps in the casino when a while male in his 40s approached and struck up a conversation. The men continued talking over dinner and Caribbean poker before they left the casino together at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, the report states.

When the victim reached his car in the parking lot, the second man followed him through the driver's door and began to strike the victim's chest and shoulders, according to the report.

During the struggle, the offender was able to remove $7,000 in $100 bills the victim had in his coat pocket.

The robber then ran north through the parking lot, where video surveillance showed him enter the casino through the valet area, go up the escalator to the parking garage, walk to a black pickup truck and drive out.

The robber is about 6-foot tall and weighs about 215 pounds, the victim told police. He has short brown hair and was wearing a white shirt with a tool company logo on the chest and blue jeans. He did not give the victim a name, but stated he lived in Aurora, according to the police report.

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