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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Man Charged With Las Vegas Casino Robbery

          LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Federal charges have been filed against a man for robbing a Las Vegas bank on July 22 and a Las Vegas casino cashier’s cage on July 25, 2014, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.
            John Doe, also identified as Scott Carmitchel, is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of armed bank robbery and one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and is scheduled for an initial appearance at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen.  

            According to the complaint, at about 8:55 a.m. on July 22, 2014, the defendant allegedly entered a bank on E. Tropicana Boulevard and used a gun with an orange tip to rob a teller.  Three days later, on July 25, 2014, at about 8:15 p.m., the defendant allegedly approached the main cashier cage at the casino and used a gun with an orange tip to rob a teller.  An investigation led to the apprehension of the defendant on July 27, 2014, in a room at another casino in Las Vegas. Law enforcement investigators recovered a large amount of money and a 6mm BB gun with an orange tip from the hotel room. 

The case is being investigated by the FBI and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert A. Knief.

The public is reminded that a criminal complaint contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Updated January 29, 2015