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Hearing set for alleged Bellagio ‘Biker Bandit’

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Anthony M. Carleo waits for court to begin Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Las Vegas. Carleo made his first court appearance since his arrest in a dramatic heist that authorities say netted $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio on the Strip. The 29-year-old was not asked to enter a plea Monday to armed robbery, assault and burglary charges in the Dec. 14 heist. A judge scheduled another hearing for Feb. 23.

Updated Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 | 11:27 a.m.

Carleo Court Appearance

Anthony M. Carleo, left, talks with his attorney William Terry before the start of court, Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. Carleo made his first court appearance since his arrest in a dramatic heist that authorities say netted $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The twenty-nine-year-old was not asked to enter a plea Monday to armed robbery, assault and burglary charges in the Dec. 14 heist. A judge scheduled another hearing for Feb. 23.  Launch slideshow »

A preliminary hearing has been set for later this month in Las Vegas Justice Court for Anthony M. Carleo, the alleged “Biker Bandit” accused in a heist at the Bellagio.

Carleo, the 29-year-old son of Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge George Assad, wore a blue jail uniform as he made a short appearance today before Judge Ann Zimmerman. Carleo is charged with taking $1.5 million in casino chips from the Bellagio on Dec. 14, 2010.

At today's hearing, Bill Terry, Carleo's attorney, asked that the preliminary hearing be delayed for 15 days. Assistant District Attorney Chris Owens told the judge he had no problem with that.

Zimmerman set the hearing for 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23.

After the hearing, both Terry and Owens declined to talk about the case.

Carleo is being held without bail on the robbery with a deadly weapon charge and on $15,000 bail on a charge of burglary with the use of a deadly weapon.

Carleo was arrested on Wednesday at the resort after he was caught allegedly trying to sell $25,000 in stolen chips to an undercover Metro detective. Police recovered $900,000 worth of chips and have accounted for another $300,000 in chips.

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