Mohegan Tribal Police are investigating after a Connecticut man had thousands of dollars worth of chips stolen from him at Mohegan Sun on Friday.
That victim spoke exclusively to NBC Connecticut.
He explained he’s a frequent player at the roulette wheel at Mohegan Sun and was there Friday night.
“I was actually doing well. I was actually winning a few dollars,” said Scott, who did not want us to use his last name or show his face on camera.Scott said he had noticed two men acting oddly behind him. Then out of nowhere, he says one of the men who was wearing sunglasses lunged for his chips.
“I was totally in shock. I reached around to confront him. He yells at me not to touch him. At that point, I grabbed him. At that point, he swings, barely touches my face, enough for me to say wait a minute," Scott said. "I grab the rest of my chips that were on the table, turned around to see where he was going, and he was already headed towards the exit.”
Scott said he desperately called for security but no one came for ten minutes. The man got away with $7,000 worth of chips.
“If somebody again can take that kind of money right off the table in the middle of the casino and walk right out and not be stopped by any security, baffles me.”
Police said the men got away in a maroon colored car.
Scott isn't sure when he’ll return to roulette.
“I will definitely me more careful of my surroundings. Whether I return to the casino is yet to be determined.”
The chief of the Mohegan Tribal Police Department said there was adequate staffing that night and people should have full faith in security at the casino. Police have leads in the case and that as part of the investigation, security will be reviewed.
Photo Credit: Mohegan Tribal Police Department