Billings Robbery at Lucky Cuss Casino, Patrons overpowered robber.

March 23, 2016




Date 3/23/16

Incident: Robbery 16-17880

Location:  Lucky Cuss Casino 2753 State Ave


On 3/23/16 at approximately 0020 hours, Billings Police responded to the Lucky Cuss Casino for a report of a robbery in progress.



When police arrived, it was determined that a 38 year old male ID as Robert Benders of Billings Mt, entered the casino and began threatening to shoot people while demanding money.


Several patrons overpowered the suspect and held him down until police arrived and placed him in custody.


It was determined the suspect did not have a gun, rather he was using his finger inside his coat pocket leading patrons and staff to believe he was armed.



There were no reported injuries. Benders was remanded into YCDF on one count of Robbery.



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