Caesars Casino Heist Suspects Apprehended in Atlantic City
Posted on: August 16, 2014, 10:00h.
Last updated on: August 15, 2014, 10:39h.
Caesars Atlantic City now knows a disgruntled former security guard was one of eight suspects who have been charged in connection with last month’s armed heist at the casino property. Izyiah Plummer, 19, of Atlantic City, who had recently been fired by the casino, apparently used his insider knowledge of the movements of cash in order to orchestrate the robbery with accomplice Aaron Evans, 24.
Plummer pointed a gun at casino employees during a routine money exchange and the masked pair grabbed boxes of cash worth over $180,000. They made their getaway in a dark sedan driven by Nathaniel Greenlee, 21, of Bear, Delaware, which had one passenger Donovan Jackson, 20, of Wilmington, Delaware. All but Plummer fled to the Atlantic City home of Myles Coleman, 23, police said.
“It seems they had intimate knowledge of what would take place,” said New Jersey State Police Captain Christopher Leone. “They pulled up to a door on a side street not frequently used, and they had detailed knowledge where to look for the money.”
Plummer had been fired from his job two weeks earlier, but authorities declined to say specifically what for, other than the “violation of rules and regulations.” He was arrested at his home the day after the robbery, along with Monique Kelly and Dwayne Morgan who worked at gambling clubs close to Caesars. Morgan was a convention service attendant at Tropicana Casino and Resort, while Kelly, who is charged with receiving stolen property, worked at Harrah’s Resort as a cashier.
At Plummer’s residence, detectives seized $43,000 in stolen cash, .38-caliber rounds and clothing worn by the robbers. Then, on July 23, police arrested Evans and one Lance Rogers, who is understood to have received a portion of the stolen currency from Plummer.
The search for getaway driver Greenlee moved to Bear, Delaware, where a search warrant was executed at his house. On entering the property, one of the Delaware state troopers was shot by John Greenlee, Nathanial Greenlee’s father, who fired two rounds at the door from the top of the stairs. The bullet-proof vest the officer was wearing apparently saved his life and he was released from hospital later that day.
Nathaniel, meanwhile, was later picked up at his place of work, a large retail store in Concord Township, Pennsylvania, along with the getaway car. Two other men, Donovan Jackson and Myles Colman, were arrested the following week.
Authorities said that they had recovered around $150,000 of the stolen money, or merchandise purchased with it. This includes $50,000 worth of marijuana that the gang intended to resell, as well as expensive clothes, sneakers and jewelry.
Plummer, Evans, Jackson and Morgan were being held on robbery, assault and weapons charges, while Nathanial Greenlee is awaiting extradition from Pennsylvania on similar charges. John Greenlee, meanwhile, has been charged by Delaware police with reckless endangering and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Evans’ bail is set at $200,000 cash, Morgan and Plummer are on $150,000 cash bail each, while Jackson’s bail is set at $150,000 cash. The other three suspects were released with a future court date on a charge of receiving stolen property.
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