A cash cage at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino was robbed early Wednesday January 10, with the armed suspect ultimately escaping in a taxi, authorities reported.

The heist took place about 1 a.m., with the robber revealing a handgun in his waistband and demanding the money, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Metzler. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

New York, New York, which is owned by MGM Resorts International, is the second large casino on the Las Vegas Strip to be robbed within the last three months.

On Nov. 28, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino — also an MGM Resorts International property — was robbed by a man who took an undisclosed amount of money from a cash cage in the poker room.

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