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Police make 2 arrests in spray-and-run heist at Elko casino

March 9, 2018

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Police in Elko say two men have been arrested and an investigation is continuing after a storefront gambling parlor robbery last week in which patrons and employees were disabled with a noxious substance like pepper spray.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that 36-year-old Tony Pressler of Spring Creek was arrested early Thursday at Stockmen’s Casino in Elko on robbery, burglary, theft and conspiracy.

Police say 33-year-old James Squires of Elko was arrested Wednesday on a probation violation and similar criminal charges in the robbery.

The men also face arson charges stemming from a car fire in a residential area shortly after the early March 2 robbery at the Dotty’s Casino off Mountain City Highway.

Elko police Lt. Mike Palhegyi says the Elko County sheriff’s office and Nevada Gaming Control Board agents are still investigating.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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