Man pleads guilty to Atlantic City casino robbery

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    A fourth person has pleaded guilty in a robbery involving a former Atlantic City casino security guard targeting workers handling cash boxes.

    Attorney General Christopher Porrino on Monday announced that 26-year-old Aaron Evans, of Atlantic City, pleaded guilty to a second-degree theft charge.

    The state will recommend he receive eight years in prison when he is sentenced March 17. 

    “We have now secured guilty pleas that will send all four men involved in this brazen armed robbery to prison for lengthy sentences,” said Porrino. “This armed ambush inside a casino easily could have ended tragically, and the sentences these men face fit the violent nature of their crime.”

    Evans admitted that he was one of four men involved in the robbery at Caesars in July 2014.

    He and gunman Izyiah Plummer, 22, of Atlantic City went inside the casino and robbed a security guard and another casino employee of cash boxes containing $180,000. Plummer, a former security guard at the casino, pointed his gun at the security guard while Evans grabbed the boxes.

    He pleaded guilty to armed robbery and other charges in August and is facing a recommended prison term of 15 years when he is sentenced Jan. 6. 

    The other men, Nathaniel Greenlee, 23, of Bear, Delaware, and Donavon Jackson, 22, of Wilmington, Delaware, each pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and are facing a recommended term of seven years in prison when sentenced on March 17. They were in the getaway car that fled the scene. 

    “The amount of money changing hands in Atlantic City’s casinos can tempt rash criminals like the men who committed this heist at Caesars,” said Director Elie Honig of the Division of Criminal Justice. “That’s why we work diligently with the New Jersey State Police to maintain a safe and secure environment in the casinos and ensure that those who breach that security pay the price.”

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