State Police arrest 8 in Caesars armed robbery

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A total of eight people from two states have now been arrested in connection with the $180,000 July 21 armed robbery at the Caesars Hotel and Casino, includind Dwayne Morgan II of Pleasantville. /New Jersey State Police A total of eight people from two states have now been arrested in connection with the $180,000 July 21 armed robbery at the Caesars Hotel and Casino, includind Dwayne Morgan II of Pleasantville. /New Jersey State Police ATLANTIC CITY  Eight people from two states were arrested and charged in connection with a $180,000 armed robbery July 21 at Caesars Hotel and Casino.

Arrested were three people from Pleasantville, three from Atlantic City and two men from Delaware, state police said.

In a story that didn’t read like a Hollywood movie, five of the Caesars eight were arrested within two days of the crime, police said. The final arrest came Aug. 13 after an around-the-clock investigation that lasted nearly a month.

Caesar's robbery arrests

Izyiah Plummer, 19, of Atlantic City; Dwayne Morgan II, 20, of Pleasantville; Aaron Evans, 24, of Pleasantville; Nathaniel Greenlee, 21, of Bear, Del.; and Donovan Jackson, 20, of Wilmington, Del., were arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon. 

Arrested and charged with receiving stolen property were Monique Kelly, 20, of Pleasantville, Lance Rogers, 20, of Atlantic City and Myles Coleman, 23, of Atlantic City. Coleman also faces an obstruction charge. The three were released and issued a court date, police said.

Plummer and Morgan were jailed at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Hamilton Township on $150,000 full cash bail. Evans was jailed at the same location on $200,000 full cash bail. Jackson was jailed on $100,000 full cash bail, and Greenlee is awaiting extradition from Pennsylvania.

How the Ceasars crime unfolded

Police allege that Plummer and Evans entered Caesars at 6:22 a.m. Monday, July 21 and robbed employees at gunpoint during a routine money exchange. They fled with two boxes containing about $180,000 in cash.

Plummer and Evans escaped in a 2011 gray Hyundai Sonata that was parked on Arkansas Avenue with Greenlee serving as the getaway driver and Jackson as a passenger, police said.

The next day, police arrested Plummer, Kelly and Morgan at Plummer’s residence.

Investigators seized a large amount of stolen currency, .38-caliber bullets and clothes that police said the accused were wearing during the robbery.

Rogers and Evans were arrested the next day at their residences.

Armed with a search warrant, police seized cash at Evans' residence along with items that linked him to the robbery, authorities said.

On Aug. 6, the New Jersey State Police Casino Gaming Bureau and Delaware State Police personnel executed a search warrant at Greenlee’s Delaware residence.

Greelee was not at home, but his father, John Greenlee, shot a Delaware state trooper. He was arrested, and the trooper was released from the hospital later that day.

A few hours later, Pennsylvania State Police arrested Nathaniel Greenlee where he worked at a Concord Township, Pa., retail store and seized his car in the parking lot.

Casino Gaming Bureau detectives returned to Delaware Aug. 8 to assist the Delaware State Police in a search warrant of Jackson’s Wilmington, Del., residence.

Police found cash and what they said were items that Jackson had bought with the stolen money and arrested him.

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, Coleman surrendered to detectives at the Casino Operations Unit office in Atlantic City.

Detectives determined that Evans, Greenlee and Jackson went to Coleman’s residence immediately after the robbery. Coleman had been wanted for obstruction and receiving stolen property.

Casino Gaming Bureau detectives are continuing the investigation.

The Division of Criminal Justice within the Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case.


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