A Las Vegas police officer is battling accusations that he robbed three casinos. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
A police officer accused of robbing almost $165,000 from casinos in Las Vegas claims that witnesses had been pressured into figuring out him as a suspect.
three robberies with a police department-issued firearm
Caleb Rogers is on trial for allegedly finishing up three robberies with a police department-issued firearm over the house of 4 months. Prosecutors have accused the 35-year-old of resorting to on line casino heists to alleviate playing money owed.
The defendant’s lawyer believes the federal government’s proof linking Rogers to 2 of the robberies is weak. Rogers has additionally accused the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division detectives and the FBI of pressuring two folks into figuring out him as a suspect in an try to shut the case.
The primary two robberies resulted within the theft of $85,000 from two off-Strip casinos. A theft in February 2022 on the Rio All-Suite Lodge & On line casino yielded $79,000 earlier than safety guards on the property had been in a position to detain the previous police officer.
Detectives linked him to the opposite two robberies because of the related clothes and his distinctive operating gait brought on by a leg drawback. He was an active-duty police officer on the time of the robberies.