Casino Crime Roundup: Two Arrested for Robbing Louisiana Casino

Posted on: February 20, 2024, 07:27h. 

Last updated on: February 20, 2024, 12:09h.

Two suspects were apprehended last week after a holdup at a Plain Dealing, La. gaming property.

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle
A Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office vehicle, pictured above. Deputies and dogs tracked down two casino robbery suspects. (Image: KSLA)

The two suspects pulled out guns and demanded cash from a worker and visitor at the Outpost Travel Center on Friday morning, according to Louisiana TV station KSLA.

The suspects then fled from the small casino. Plain Dealing Police Department officers were alerted and launched an investigation.

Officers were unable to locate the bandits, so they requested help from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office (BSO). Deputies, specially trained dogs, and drones began to search for the men.

The dogs were able to track the suspects to a residence. BSO deputies then got a search warrant for the residence, where they detained four suspects.

Two of the men, Cedrick Dobbin and Edward Dobbin, were charged with armed robbery. The duo were booked at Bossier Parish Maximum Facility. Each had their bail set at $750K.

A 12-gauge shotgun and clothes apparently worn by suspects during the robbery were seized by deputies.

Man Allegedly Used Another Person’s ID

A man repeatedly used another individual’s ID card at Wisconsin’s Oneida Casino to claim $22,539.26 in jackpots, authorities said.

Thai Yang, 44, of Green Bay, Wis., was arrested last week on 14 charges and appeared in court. Bond was set at $10K.

The incidents spanned over three years, between February 2021 and February 2024, and involved 13 different payouts, according to Wisconsin TV station WFRV.

The rightful owner of the ID card never gambled at the casino. The ID belonged to one of Yang’s relatives.

The relative never gave permission for Yang to use the ID card and told police officers they should investigate Yang, WFRV reported.

Yang was arrested on 13 counts of misappropriation of personal identifying information or documents. If convicted, he could spend up to six years in prison for each count. Yang was also charged with obstructing an officer. If convicted on that charge, he could spend up to nine months in prison.

Yang was booked at a local jail and is scheduled to return to court on April 22.

Kansas Gambling Machines Seized

Authorities recently confiscated two gambling devices, cash, and other evidence from a Kansas gas station in an inquiry into illegal gaming.

The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission (KRGC) said the raid took place in Cimarron, according to Kansas TV station KSNW.

KRGC agents and Gray County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed the search warrant a few weeks ago. In addition to seizing the two gambling devices, which are similar to slot machines, authorities confiscated assorted documents, computer equipment, and about $3K in cash.

As of early February, no one had been arrested as a result of the search.