Kansas man arrested for Vegas casino robbery

Scott A. Carmitchel

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino and accused of celebrating after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip will appear in court Wednesday.

The Clark County Detention Center website identified him Tuesday as 34-year-old Scott A. Carmitchel , a Kansas man with a criminal record. He is being held on $84,000 bail.

Detectives say he robbed a casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint Friday and later paid prostitutes at another hotel with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.

He was arrested Saturday on suspicion of battery, grand larceny, burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon.

Las Vegas police spelled his last name “Carmitchell” on a booking photo released Tuesday. Kansas authorities have spelled it both ways but list his “true” name with one `L.’

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