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Suspect sought in armed robbery of Henderson casino

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Henderson Police Department

Henderson Police released this surveillance photo from an armed robbery May 4 at a Wildfire Casino in Henderson. Police are seeking clues to the identity of the man, who forced an employee to the floor at gunpoint while robbing the casino.

Updated Friday, May 16, 2014 | 1:09 p.m.

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Henderson Police released this surveillance photo from an armed robbery May 4 at a Wildfire Casino in Henderson. Police are seeking clues to the identity of the man, who forced an employee to the floor at gunpoint while robbing the casino.

Wildfire Casino, 2551 Anthem Village Drive, Henderson

Henderson Police are searching for a man who earlier this month robbed a Wildfire Casino after threatening an employee with a gun, officials said.

The suspect entered the casino about 2:30 a.m. May 4 and approached a female employee, police said. Armed with a handgun, the man threatened the employee and forced her to lie on the ground while he stole money, police said.

The suspect ran through a back door of the casino, 2551 Anthem Village Drive.

No one was injured, police said.

Authorities described the suspect as a black male in his 40s who is about 5-feet-6-inches tall and 160 pounds. The man, who had facial hair, was wearing khaki shorts, a brown shirt with stripes, white shoes and a tan fisherman's cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Henderson Police at 702-267-4750. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.

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