Hoopa Valley Tribe detains bank burglary suspect at casino

Nicholas Cain Anderson is seen here being detained by security staff at the Lucky Bear Casino in Hoopa, California. Photo from Two Rivers Tribune / Facebook

The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California captured a serial burglar thanks to the watchful eyes of casino security staff.

Nicholas Cain Anderson, 24, tried to enter the Lucky Bear Casino through the ventilation system in the early morning hours of July 18, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. He didn't make it inside but security staff was able to find him in some nearby bushes near the facility.

The staff detained Anderson until sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested him. It turns out he allegedly broke into a nearby bank -- also by going through the ventilation system -- before he tried to do the same at the casino.

A sign for the Lucky Bear Casino in Hoopa, California. Image from Google Maps

Anderson has three open burglary charges, The Two Rivers Tribune, the tribe's newspaper, reported on Facebook. His bail has been set at $105,000.

"He was able to post bail before. Hopefully not this time," one Facebook user noted. Anderson had been the subject of a lookout in the county last week in connection with several robberies in the area.

"Wow he seriously thought he could break in to a casino??????" another user stated. "Great Job Lucky Bear Employee!!!"

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