Las Vegas Rogue Cop 'Plotted Red Rock Robbery with Brother'
The federal court heard on Thursday that Caleb Rogers, the Las Vegas Metro Police officer on trial for armed robbery, had planned his initial heist with his younger brother, Josiah Rogers. Josiah testified in court for several hours in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Caleb Rogers appeared in court for a preliminary hearing in March, accused of being the instigator behind an elaborate heist that occurred at the Red Rock Resort in November 2021. Prosecutors allege that Caleb and his brother Josiah conspired and meticulously planned to rob the casino and had Josiah serve as their getaway driver. Prosecutors further contend that Caleb provided a department issued revolver and was able to rob the casino cage of over $73K in the process. Josiah indicated that the plan included a rehearsed escape route. The Rogers brothers are also accused of robbing the Aliante and Rio casinos in late 2021 and early 2022. (Image: LVRJ)
Rehearsed Escape Route
Josiah recounted their meticulous plans for the robbery, which included purchasing a grey cover for his pickup truck with cut-out windows for viewing, according to Associated Press. On the day of the robbery, the two drove up to the casino parking lot and parked close to a loading dock – as rehearsed – and Josiah’s brother jumped out of the passenger-side window and quickly returned with a bag of stolen cash. To get away with the money undetected, the brothers pulled off the cover once they were on a deserted road. Josiah described the delight in their shared apartment when the loot was set out on the dining room table, and his share of the fortune was around $30,000. Shortly after, he returned home to Columbus, Ohio – the place he and his brother grew up.
Caleb is accused by prosecutors of committing two more casino robberies consecutively in Las Vegas, at Aliante and the Rio. The security employees at the Rio arrested him by restraining him in the outer area of the casino and taking away his weapon. For the three robberies in total, court documents allege a $165K payoff. Significantly, he was noted as having a Distinctive Limp.
In April 2022, Caleb pleaded not guilty to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Prosecutors asserted that the same approach was taken for these offenses, involving a face mask, dark clothing, and black latex gloves, as well as a noticeable limp. The jury deliberated from Thursday to Friday, and, should Caleb be found guilty of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, he could face up to life in prison. At present, he is under suspension from the LVMPD without pay whilst the case remains unresolved.
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