Niagara Falls, New York - An 85-year-old man from Waterloo, Iowa was robbed a total of $250 while he was inside a restroom at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino last Thursday, August 4.
The poor elderly victim told the police that before the robbery took place, the suspect already approached him earlier at the casino floor, and the suspect attempted to sell him a watch for $20 so that he can buy some gas. The elderly man declined but he believes that the suspect had seen the $250 in his wallet.
Some moments after, the elderly man went inside a restroom and the suspect followed him, who then successfully took the wallet from the victim's pocket while he was washing his hands. The elderly man stated he tried to push the thief away, and in doing so, the back of his hand was cut.
The casino's security personnel were notified of the crime and they tried to catch the suspect, but it was too late.
The suspect is still at large, described as a black male, 6 feet tall, and weighs around 150 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a gold watch on his left wrist, a black button-down shirt and a black baseball cap with a sticker on the brim.