Police said that while inside a casino's first-floor restroom, a 52-year-old man got robbed at knifepoint in a Detroit casino in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Social media manager for the Detroit Police Department Dontae Freeman said that the armed robbery occurred just around 12:20am at the Motor City Casino located at 2900 block of Grand River, south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The victim, who wants to remain unnamed, said, "For something like this to happen, it just completely shocked me."
Moments after a casino staff awarded him his $5,000 in 100-dollar bills for winning on an automated roulette machine, he went inside the casino's first floor bathroom, when a man approached and told him that he's going to rob him. The robber brandished a knife, skimmed his hands onto the victim's pockets, took the cash he found and fled.
The victim recalled the robber had been sitting next to him for a couple of hours, even trying to make small talk with him. However, when the man saw him win, followed him to the restroom and robbed him.
The suspect is described as a black male around 25 to 30 years old, weighs 200 pounds, with dreadlocks and a beard. He wore a black shirt and camouflage shorts during the incident.
Footages from the casino's surveillance camera system are being reviewed by Detroit Police.
Motor City Casino management has not made any public comment yet on the ongoing investigation.