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Alleged Casino Bandit Caught at Court

19 November 2003

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "If he was looking to hide from the law in plain sight, alleged casino bandit Rurick Jackson's luck certainly ran out Tuesday.

"About six hours after Sands Casino Hotel reported a heist of more than $140,000 in chips from a closed baccarat table, State Police arrested the 44-year-old Mays Landing man in connection with the crime when he showed up at Superior Court to be sentenced for an unrelated crime.

"…The chips heist marked the largest haul a suspect has made off with since a May 2002 ripoff of $180,800 in chips from Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort.

"…Police said Jackson, who had been gambling in the Sands prior to the heist, walked up to an unmanned, closed table at the end of the casino floor, broke into a locked wooden cover using just his hands and stuffed handfuls of chips into his pockets before walking away.

"… State Police Detective Dave Hickman and Detective Sgt. Larry Curran arrested Jackson at the criminal courthouse in Mays Landing at about noon, finding him carrying only $145 in cash, after an investigation led by Detective Scott Rehman, Kelly said…"

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