A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officer appeared in federal court for the first time today on charges of allegedly robbing a casino, according to court documents.

Caleb Rogers

Caleb Mitchell Rogers (33) was arrested on February 27, 2022, and charged with a misdemeanor. In a criminal complaint, he is charged with one count of interfering with business by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, both counts of which are felonies. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 24, 2022, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Elayna J. Youchah.

Rogers Accusations

According to the accusations in the complaint, Rogers went into a casino in Las Vegas on February 27, 2022, and sat down. “Get away from the money,” he cried as he dashed toward two staff working in the sportsbook section. I’ve got a gun. I will shoot you!” Rogers climbed over the counter and shoved one of the employees to the ground before collecting the money and placing it in a bag behind the counter.

Caleb Rogers In Court

When the employees raised the alarm, Rogers fled the scene. As Rogers made his way toward the parking garage, he was tackled by a casino security guard. Rogers drew a pistol and threatened, his finger on the trigger, “I’m going to shoot you!” as he drew the weapon. Security officials were able to disarm Rogers and place him in a restraint until LVMPD officers were able to reach on scene. Rogers was apprehended and his pistol was seized by the authorities. Officers discovered that the revolver had a serial number that belonged to the LVMPD after looking at it.

Further, according to the federal complaint, Rogers robbed a casino in the western area of Las Vegas on November 12, 2021, and another casino in North Las Vegas on January 6, 2022, each time gaining roughly $73,810 and $11,500, respectively.

Time Rogers Faces, if convicted

Caleb Mitchell Rogers

The statutory maximum penalty for interfering with business by robbery is 20 years in jail, while the statutory maximum penalty for brandishing a handgun during and in relation to a crime of violence is life imprisonment.

The statement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Acting Special Agent in Charge W.M. Herrington for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The FBI and the LVMPD both conducted investigations into this incident. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dan Cowhig.

Source: Justice.Gov