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Casino robbery

Billings police officers on the scene of a reported robbery at the Maverick Casino Thursday.

The Billings Police Department is looking for a man who robbed a West End casino at gunpoint on Thursday night.

Sgt. Casey Hafner said that shortly after 5 p.m., a masked man walked into the Maverick Casino, at 710 14th St. W., and pointed a black semiautomatic handgun at an employee.

He demanded money from the employee's apron before leaving the building with an undisclosed amount of cash, Sgt. Neil Lawrence said. The robber was last seen running to the northwest, towards 15th Street West and Yellowstone Avenue.

Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Witnesses told police that the man waited in the building's foyer until somebody left, then went through the door and approached the employee.

Police described the robber as a 5'10" white male with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a tan Carhartt-type jacket, blue jeans, black gloves and a black mask with eye holes.

In 2008, Stacey Lee Milch, a Maverick employee at the time, was accused of staging a fake robbery at the same casino earlier that year. In 2009, a jury could not reach a verdict in the trial and a judge declared a mistrial. The same judge later granted a motion to dismiss the case.

Anybody with information on the robbery is asked to call the Billings Police Department at 657-8200 or 657-8460.

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