Armed robbers, including 1 in pig mask, storm Vegas hotel

Guests wait outside the Bellagio Resort & Casino early Saturday after a jewelry store was burglarized
Guests wait outside the Bellagio Resort & Casino early Saturday after a jewelry store was burglarized

26 March, 2017

They were looking to live high on the hog.

One witness posted to Twitter a picture of a person wearing what appeared to be a pig mask and peering around a corner while standing beneath a Rolex sign.

An eyewitness, who was at the Bellagio at the time, told The Sun Online: "I saw a person in a pig mask holding what looked like a gun outside the Rolex in the Bellagio".

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Bellagio is a casino, resort, luxury hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. No one was injured during the daring heist.

One suspect is in custody as of Saturday after the robbers used sledgehammers to smash open the store's jewelry cases, authorities said, according to ABC News.

Police said Saturday they believe at least three people entered the store. "No shooting", a police spokesman said in a text to Reuters. The suspects tried to drive away but their auto wouldn't start so they ran on foot and tried to carjack a driver before running as the carjacking attempt failed, the Sun reported. The Bellagio houses other high-end jewelry stores, including Tiffany and Omega.

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