Man Arrested for Robbing Store in New Hampshire

Posted on: December 22, 2023, 07:01h.

Last updated on: December 22, 2023, 07:01h.

A man has been arrested for a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of New Hampshire’s Filotimo Casino & DraftKings Sports Book. Read on for the full story.

Filotimo Casino & DraftKings Sports Book
Filotimo Casino & DraftKings Sports Book, pictured above. A man robbed a woman at the casino’s parking lot. (Image: Top Brunch Spots)

Estevan Perez Ortiz of Manchester, N.H., was charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon for the Dec. 15 holdup.

The victim was in the lot of the Manchester gaming facility when a gun-holding bandit stole her wallet. No word how much money was in the wallet at the time.

The robber ran from the crime scene to a silver Honda Odyssey minivan. He then drove away.

Police unsuccessfully searched for the suspect in the immediate area around the casino, even using a specialized dog, according to Patch. But he was able to flee quickly.

Using surveillance video, police officers eventually were able to identify the suspect.

He was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in Hillsborough Superior Court-North on Thursday.

Three Arrested for Fake Signatures

Three suspects were arrested recently for submitting fake signatures on Florida referendum proposals. One petition called for expanding gambling in the state.

David Lennard Simmons, 49, of Clewiston, Fla. was charged earlier this month with 17 counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information of a deceased individual. That means the forged signatures were of dead people.

The petition he was circulating would have allowed card rooms to provide games such as blackjack. The petition drive has since been recalled, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

On another petition topic, Zachary Paul Dworsky, 34, of Miami, was charged this month with 15 felony counts each of criminal use of personal identification information and signing another person’s name or a fictitious name to a petition.

Also, Natalie Marie Marrero, 33, of Orlando, was arrested in November on 16 counts each for fraudulent use of personal identification information and false swearing of voter registration information.

Their petitions called for the legalization of recreational marijuana. That issue has gotten enough signatures on petitions that it may be included in next November’s referendum.

Each of the suspects was a paid signature collector.

In a statement announcing the arrests, Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd said, “To fraudulently misappropriate (the) process for personal gain is not only illegal but also violates the trust of law-abiding Floridians across the state.”

196 Illegal Gambling Machines Seized

Florida authorities raided two illegal gambling operations on Wednesday. The operations had been sent a warning letter by the sheriff’s office but ignored it, eventually leading to the seizure of 196 gambling devices and an unspecified amount of cash.

Before the raid, the businesses were sent two warning letters, but owners of the operations chose to ignore them, according to Florida TV station WFTX.

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