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November 23, 2017

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Police identify suspect in theft of Venetian casino chips

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Akingide Cole

Metro Police have identified a man suspected of stealing high-denomination chips from the Venetian earlier this month as Akingide Cole, a 31-year-old Palmdale, Calif., resident.

The chips were stolen shortly after 6 a.m. Oct. 10 from an area where the chips were held, off the casino floor, police said.

Cole is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 225 pounds. He has short, dark hair styled in a semi-mohawk, a dark goatee and a large growth on his left earlobe, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft or the whereabouts of Cole may contact Metro Police at 828-3204 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or on the Internet at

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