Police: Suspect paid prostitutes in Bellagio cash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers.

Detectives still haven't positively identified the suspect who remained in custody on Tuesday, but they say he spent about $10,000 on a high-end shopping spree after claiming he found a bag of cash in the Bellagio parking lot.

Police say investigators were tipped by a tourist who reported the suspect paid the tourist $300 to rent him a room at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Police later detained four prostitutes who left the room, two carrying wads of cash with Bellagio labels.

The suspect is being held without bail on suspicion of battery, grand larceny, burglary and robbery with a deadly weapon.

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