Las Vegas police officer charged in armed casino robbery

A Las Vegas cop may have taken some pointers from the criminals he usually arrests.

Caleb Rogers, a 33-year-old police officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, has been arrested and charged with an armed robbery at a casino Sunday morning.

Police responded to the off-Strip Rio Hotel and Casino sportsbook around 7 a.m. Sunday and found the suspect in the custody of casino security, according to the LVMPD.

Rogers, who was off-duty at the time, has been charged with burglary with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon.

The officer, who has been with the department since 2015, has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

Rogers may be tied to at least two other armed robberies, one at the Red Rock Casino Resort on Nov. 12 and one in North Las Vegas on Jan. 6, sources told CBS 8.


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