Public’s Assistance in Locating Casino Theft Suspect of the Venetian Hotel

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Tourist Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in a high denomination chip theft from the Venetian Casino which occurred shortly after 6:00 a.m. on October 10, 2012. The preliminary investigation into this crime indicates the susp
ect was able to gain access into a closed area of the casino from which he removed the chips of various values. There were no weapons involved in this crime, and no confrontation occurred
between the suspect and others during this incident. The suspect has been identified as 31 year-old Akingide Cole of Palmdale,
California. Cole is described as a light-skinned black male, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He is further described as having short dark hair worn in a semi-mohawk style and a dark goatee. Cole also has a large fibrous growth on his left earlobe. He was last seen wearing glasses, a grey jacket, black shirt with a green print tie and blue jeans. A booking photograph from a previous arrest, as well as three photographs of the suspect taken from casino security cameras,
accompany this release. Anyone who was in the area of the Venetian Hotel / Casino on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 shortly after 6:00 a.m. who may have observed Cole, or anyone with any information about this crime or the whereabouts of Cole is asked to call the LVMPD Tourist Crimes Unit at 828-3204, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by
phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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