TRENTON NJ Jan 9 2017-- An Atlantic City man who admitted robbing Caesars Casino after he was fired from his job as a security guard was sentenced Friday to state prison, authorities said.
Izyiah Plummer, 22, conspired with three other men to pull off the armed robbery of two employees collecting cash from a kiosk inside the casino in July of 2014, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
Plummer was given an 11-year sentence with more than nine years of parole ineligibility by Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County. State authorities had recommended a 15-year sentence.
Authorities say Plummer and the other men robbed the casino just two weeks after the Atlantic City man had been fired.
They claim Plummer and an accomplice, Aaron Evans, 26, of Atlantic City, entered the casino wearing masks and robbed the employees as they loaded cash boxes onto a trolley and left the casino with more than $180,000 in cash.
A former security guard at Caesars has pleaded guilty committing a 2014 armed robbery at the Atlantic casino shortly after he was fired.
They then fled the scene in a car containing two Delaware men, Nathaniel Greenlee, 23, and Donavon Jackson, 22, authorities said.
When police caught up with Plummer, they say they found a black ski mask, bullets for a .38 special handgun and $43,900 in cash inside his apartment.
"Many people have dreams of getting lucky and walking away from a casino with the big jackpot, but unfortunately Izyiah Plummer chose to rely on robbery and violence to make his dream come true," said Col. Rick Fuentes, the head of the State Police, in a statement. "Thanks to some great work by the lead State Police detectives and our partners, Plummer won't be planning heists in the near future."
Evans, Greenlee and Jackson are scheduled to be sentenced on March 17.