On the morning of July 21, 2014, several people robbed Caesars in Atlantic City, stealing over $181,000. Nearly three years later, two of the people involved have been sentenced to prison.

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced that 26-year-old Aaron Evans of Atlantic City has been sentenced to eight years in state prison and 23-year-old Nathaniel Greenlee of Bear, DE, was sentenced to seven years. Both had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree theft for their involvement in the armed robbery.

Those two join two other men who have already been sentenced: 22-year-old Izyiah Plummer of Atlantic City, a former Caesars security guard, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his leading role in the crime. A fourth defendant, 23-year-old Donavon Jackson of Wilmington, DE, is also currently serving seven years.

In a press release, Attorney General Porrino said, "We’re putting all of the men involved in this casino robbery behind bars for substantial prison terms. By participating in this brazen armed robbery, they put lives at risk inside the casino and demonstrated that they are a menace to the community."

An account of the crime from the Attorney General's office follows:

The investigation revealed that at about 6:18 a.m. on July 21, 2014, Plummer and Evans arrived at Caesars Casino in a car driven by Greenlee, with Jackson in the passenger seat. Plummer and Evans entered the casino wearing masks and gloves and approached a security guard and another casino employee who were loading full cash boxes onto a trolley from a self-redemption terminal at a kiosk. Plummer pointed a handgun at the two employees. Plummer pointed the gun at the security guard’s head while Evans removed three cash boxes from the trolley. As the two robbers were fleeing the casino, one of them dropped one of the cash boxes and left it behind. Plummer and Evans escaped from the casino with two cash boxes containing approximately $181,200 and entered Greenlee’s vehicle. Greenlee drove to Plummer’s apartment in the Venice Park section of Atlantic City. There proceeds of the robbery were divided among Plummer, Evans, Greenlee and Jackson.

 

SOURCE: Office of the Attorney General (NJ) press release, 3/31/17

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