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Former Felon Charged For Armed Robbery Of Cashier Cage At New York-New York Hotel And Casino

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – An armed man who robbed a casino floor cashier cage at New York-New York Hotel and Casino in January was charged today in federal court, announced United States Attorney Dayle Elieson of the District of Nevada, Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI’s Las Vegas Division, and Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Cameron James Kennedy, 26, of Las Vegas, is charged with one count of interference with commerce by robbery.

According to allegations contained in the criminal complaint, Kennedy was on federal supervision for a bank robbery charge and he was required to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet. On January 10, 2018, about three hours after he cut off his GPS monitoring bracelet, Kennedy demanded money from a casino floor cage cashier at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino. He lifted his hooded jacket and displayed a black semiautomatic handgun in his waistband. He told the cashier: “I want all your hundreds and don’t mess around. I am not kidding, I want all the hundreds.” He stole approximately $23,367 and fled in a taxi cab.

If convicted, the maximum statutory penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A complaint is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Lopez is prosecuting the case.


Updated March 12, 2018

Violent Crime