A man with a distinctive hand tattoo is accused of robbing the Sage Hill Casino in Fort Hall, Idaho. Photo: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect



A gaming facility operated by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes was robbed early Sunday morning and authorities in Idaho already have a suspect in custody.

According to a press release from the tribe, a man with a shotgun took a "large amount of money" from the Sage Hill Casino at around 2:25am on Sunday. Surveillance images released by the facility showed a man with a distinctive skull tattoo on his right hand.

"After a large amount of money was placed inside the bag, the male individual took the bag, walked out of the casino and got into a truck," the press release stated. "No staff or patrons were harmed. "

With the assistance of tribal police department, the Idaho State Police and Bannock County Sheriff's Department apprehended a suspect later in the evening, KIFI/KIDK reported. The man's name has not yet been released, the station said.

"Thank you Tribal and county law enforcement for all your hard work on closing this case within 24 hours!" a second post on the tribe's Facebook page read.

Sage Hill is one of three gaming facilities operated by the tribe on the Fort Hall Reservation.

Read More on the Story:
Sage Hill Casino robbery suspect arrested in Bannock County (KIFI/KFDK 7/24)
ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT ON FORT HALL RESERVATION: Police have security camera video of shotgun-wielding robber who stole large amount of money from Sage Hill Casino (The Idaho State Journal 7/23)
Sage Hill casino robbed Sunday morning (The Blackfoot Morning Journal 7/23)