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Slot machine cases stolen from seven Las Vegas restaurants

Posted: June 22, 2022, 2:07 a.m.

Last update on: June 22, 2022, 03:27h.

A Las Vegas man appeared in court this week for allegedly stealing crates from restaurant slot machines. Eric Christopher Johnson, 38, has been charged with 26 counts related to the robberies at seven Las Vegas restaurants, authorities said.

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The Santa Fe Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, pictured above. A forged check for $1,200 was presented to the property. (Image: Visit Las Vegas)

The charges include forgery, identity theft, possession of identity cards, possession of a stolen vehicle and theft, according to KLASa local television channel.

Identification documents included a passport, three credit cards, two driver’s licenses and a military ID card. He was also charged with eight counts of burglary.

The flights took place last year between June 1 and July 23. The value of the stolen items was over $5,000. KLAS said.

In addition, he allegedly presented a fake check for $1,200. It was cashed in at the Santa Fe Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, KLAS said.

Johnson was originally apprehended on November 9, 2021. The indictment in the case was handed down by a Clark County grand jury on June 8. KLAS said.

He was in custody early today at the Clark County Detention Center, according to jail records online.

KLAS identified the restaurants as: Buffalo Wild Wings, 6640 N. Durango Dr., Aces & Ales, 2801 N. Tenaya Way, Barcode Burger Bar, 1590 E. Flamingo Road, El Dorado Cantina, 8349 W. Sunset Road, Via Brasil Steakhouse, 1225 S. Fort Apache Road, Buffalo Wild Wings, 4280 S. Hualapai Way (twice), Buffalo Wild Wings, 7345 S. Durango Drive

Theft of luxury watches

Earlier this month, an alleged prostitute stole a Patek Philippe watch from a man at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, police have revealed. The watch is valued at around $100,000. The man believes he was drugged by the suspect.

The woman, later identified as Sarah Richards, 32, of Las Vegas, was later spotted at another hotel on the Strip by a Las Vegas subway undercover officer. She began talking to him about prostitution, police said.

Based on her conversation, she was charged with counts related to prostitution, KLAS said. She was also charged with burglary and grand larceny for stealing a watch, KLAS added.

The watch owner claimed that Richards first met him at the hotel bar. The two then went up to his hotel room. Richards told her she needed “help with money,” the man later told cops, KLAS said.

Once in the room, he gave her between $1,000 and a few thousand dollars. He ends up falling asleep in the bedroom. A few hours later, he woke up to find his watch missing from his wrist. The hotel has not been identified.

Cash, stolen watch

Last month, another Patek Phillipe watch, worth an estimated $50,000 – and $50,500 in cash – was stolen from a room at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. The suspect has been arrested.

She has been identified as Anniajah Pratt, 23. She was charged with grand larceny, KVVUanother local TV station, reported.

The money and the watch belonged to a man staying at the Encore. He apparently invited the woman to his hotel room after hanging out at a casino bar earlier that night.