Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Men plead guilty to robbing Caesars Casino in Atlantic City


TRENTON NJ Dec 14 2016-- A fourth man pleaded guilty Monday for his role in the July 2014 armed robbery of Caesars Casino in Atlantic City, Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced.
Aaron Evans, 26, of Atlantic City, admitted he was involved in the robbery and pleaded guilty second-degree theft in a plea agreement, officials said. Prosecutors will recommend a judge sentence Evans to eight years behind bars.
Evans was one of four men officials say robbed a Caesars security guard and an employee who were loading cash boxes onto a trolley in 2014. Evans grabbed cash boxes while the second robber held a security guard and another casino employee at gunpoint, officials said.
They made off with about $181,200.
The gunman, Izyiah Plummer, 22, of Atlantic City, was a former Caesars security guard who was fired shortly before the robbery. He pleaded guilty in August to first-degree armed robbery, conspiracy, aggravated assault and weapons offenses and faces 15 years in prison.
The two other men indicated for the robbery -- Nathaniel Greenlee, 23, of Bear, Delaware, and Donavon Jackson, 22, of Wilmington, Delaware -- pleaded guilty to second-degree theft in June. They both face seven years in prison.
"We have now secured guilty pleas that will send all four men involved in this brazen armed robbery to prison for lengthy sentences," Porrino said in a statement. "This armed ambush inside a casino easily could have ended tragically, and the sentences these men face fit the violent nature of their crime."
Evans is scheduled to be sentenced March 17.
Plummer is slated to to be sentenced on Jan. 6, and Greenlee and Jackson are scheduled to be sentenced on March 17, along with Evans.
"Four of a kind is usually a winning hand, but in this case it represents four guilty pleas and time behind bars," Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said.

"The reckless heist committed by these four men created an atmosphere of panic and chaos that put innocent lives in danger," he said. "However, thanks to some great work by the State Police Casino Gaming Bureau and our partners, these men won't be planning any heists in the near future." 

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