A Las Vegas man who apparently used blackface to rob a casino-hotel in January is due in court later this month.
26-year-old Cameron James Kennedy was arrested mere weeks after the January 10 robbery at the New York-New York hotel and casino, having used a disguise to make him appear to be a person of color. At the time of the robbery, he made off with around $23,000.
“I want all your hundreds, and don’t mess around,” he told the cashier, flashing a handgun.
After the robbery, Kennedy purchased gold jewelry, money orders and prepaid debit cards.
On January 18, an anonymous source told law enforcement that Kennedy had robbed the casino. Confirming their suspicions with phone records and tracking him down, the police eventually caught and arrested him on January 25.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, multiple witnesses reported seeing him in black clothing and varying levels of blackface.
“Kennedy’s face also appeared darker than usual as though he had wiped something off of his skin,” the complaint read
Kennedy had previously been on supervised release and had cut off his ankle bracelet shortly before carrying out the heist.
Appearing in court restrained in leg straps on Monday, he is due for another hearing on March 26.