The police of Humberside have made a public appeal to local residents to come forward with any doorbell footage or witness information relating to an attempted burglary on Endike Lane in Hull. The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, November 14, when three men tried to gain entry into Merkur Slots casino using power tools.
A local resident called the police after being woken up by the sound of the power tools. By the time officers arrived at the casino on Endike Lane, the suspects had fled the scene in a white BMW. One of them was believed to have traveled towards 21st Avenue, while the other two ran towards Greenwood Avenue. Authorities are urging anyone with information, including dash cam or CCTV footage, to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 quoting log 35 of 14 November.
Meanwhile, a $1 million casino theft at Genting Highlands resulted in 10 people being detained. The thieves broke into the room where the casino chips worth around $1 million were stored on October 28. The investigation is ongoing, with the possibility of an inside job being considered.
In a separate case in Las Vegas, an ex-police officer, Caleb M. Rogers, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for a series of casino heists that resulted in the theft of over $160,000 between November 2021 and February 2022. Rogers was convicted of wearing dark clothes, black latex gloves, and a face mask while executing the robberies with precision.
Overall, the police are urging members of the public to come forward with any information that may assist in these ongoing investigations. They can do so by contacting the authorities directly or by reaching out to Crimestoppers to provide information anonymously.