Between June 2 and 4, 11 burglaries occurred at businesses on the West End. Each of the burglaries involved forced entry, and some involved significant damage to property. Each burglary was committed in the early hours of the day, and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from several of the businesses. Billings Police request that anyone with information about these crimes contact Sgt. Hart or Sgt. Hafner of the Billings Police Department at 657-8467 or Crime Stoppers at 245-6660. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and may pay rewards of up to $1,000.
On May 6 at about 4:20 a.m., a suspect entered the Nickel Ante Casino at 4220 State Ave. through the roof and attempted entry into the casino. An employee alerted police, but the suspect fled the scene prior to their arrival. The structure was damaged, but nothing was taken. Billings Police request that anyone with knowledge of the suspect's identity contact Officer Yarina of the Billings Police Dept. or Crime Stoppers at 245-6660. Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and may pay rewards of up to $1,000.
On Friday, April 6, at about 11:26 p.m., a robbery occurred at the Magic Diamond Casio at 3150 King Ave. W. The masked male, described as 6 feet tall with a medium build, wearing a black jacket over a white hooded shirt, entered the casino and brandished a handgun while demanding money. Once money was handed over, the suspect fled eastbound on foot. Billings Police request that anyone with knowledge of the suspect's identity contact Officer Snider of the Billings Police Dept. or Crime stoppers at 245-6660. Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous and may pay rewards of up to $1,000.
On Jan. 3, at 3:25 p.m., a male suspect entered the Hilltop Casino at 523 Hilltop Road. The male robbed the casino using a black semi-automatic pistol and took an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as 5' 10" with an average build and was wearing a black mask. Billings Police suspect that the same suspect entered and robbed the Maverick Casino at 1425 Broadwater Ave. on Jan. 12 at 5:13 p.m. The suspect in both robberies fit the same description and wore similar clothing. Billings Police request that anyone with knowledge of either crime contact Billings Police Department Detective Finnegan, or Crimestoppers at 245-6660. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and may pay rewards of up to $1,000.
At 3:25 a.m. Sunday, March 4, a robbery was reported near the Holiday Station at 2620 Sixth Ave N. Two black males assaulted a male victim, took a wallet with an undisclosed amount of money and left the area in a gold colored vehicle. If you have knowledge of this crime or any other information leading to an arrest, Crime Stoppers may pay you a reward of up to $1,000. This program is completely anonymous, and all rewards are paid in cash. Call Crime Stoppers at 245-6660.