March 4, 2024 3 min read


Jacksonville Police Arrests Suspect in Casino Robbery Case

The arrest follows an armed robbery just outside bestbet Jacksonville, dating back to February

Casinos are often targets of illegal activities and this is primarily because they handle large amounts of cash. However, gambling operators do not stand idle and invest heavily in security solutions, including security personnel, CCTV, metal detectors and AI solutions that help flag problematic behavior such as cheating or identify individuals who are not permitted to gamble. Despite the efforts of brick-and-mortar casinos, crimes do happen and one of the most common types is robberies.

In one such case, a man was accused of robbing another person who just won a hefty sum, and is facing a potential felony charge. The incident dates back to last month when a patron at bestbet Jacksonville, a leading gaming destination in Jacksonville, Florida, won approximately $20,000. The lucky visitor was about to leave the gambling venue and was walking to his car when he was approached by a robber.

As announced by Action News Jax, citing a police report describing the incident, the victim was attacked by an armed robber. Law enforcement responded to an armed robbery call at bestbet Jacksonville and arrived on the scene. The robber, who reportedly had a gun, threatened the victim by holding the weapon to his head. After that, the culprit took some $7,000 in cash which the victim had on him and fled the scene.

Suspected Arrested by Law Enforcement

Upon investigating the case, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detained a 21-year-old male with the initials S.E., over his alleged involvement in the robbery. According to the police report, a witness to the robbery attempted to help the victim. This witness found a phone on the ground that allegedly belonged to the 21-year-old who is suspected of having carried out the robbery.

Police confirmed that the suspect’s high school football picture was on the home screen of the device uncovered at the scene of the crime. Dale Carson, a safety expert, revealed that the charges the 21-year-old is facing include a felony which may be punished by up to life imprisonment.

Still, the expert admitted that considering the age of the suspect, he may be trialed under the Youthful Offender Act. In case this happens, and the suspect is found guilty and sentenced, he may receive a lighter sentence compared to a trial as an adult.

It is unclear whether or not law enforcement was able to uncover the weapon used during the robbery. The police report doesn’t suggest any party was harmed during the crime.


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1 Comment

  • Cheryl Baldwin
    March 10, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    The winner should have requested a security escort to his vehicle. They are great about doing this for anyone who requests it. You don’t have to be a big winner. You can ask if you are elderly, disabled or challenged in some way, or if you feel unsafe for any reason.
    The dumb robber is an adult and should be charged as such. Especially considering that he was alleged to have committed the ROBBERY with a Dangerous Weapon as well as by Fear and Intimidation. I hope they definitely charge him to the fullest extent of the law as an adult.

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