Posted on: August 3, 2023, 05:21h.
Last updated on: August 3, 2023, 05:21h.
A teenager stands accused of armed robbery at a luxury store in Las Vegas, along with a murder near the Strip. Find out the details and how it could impact the betting world.
Robtravion Lee, 19, is alleged to have stolen approximately $20,000 worth of merchandise from the Christian Louboutin boutique store. The store is located in The Shops at Crystals, which is situated on the Las Vegas Strip.
In June, Lee and an accomplice entered the store and grabbed a selection of purses and handbags, checking for security tags along the way.
As they collected around 10 items, a suspicious clerk offered to take the merchandise to the counter.
Lee replied, “I’m not gonna cap, bro.”
At this point, Lee allegedly brandished a firearm, forcing employees to lock the doors to prevent their escape, according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.
Nevertheless, Lee aimed the gun at the workers and ordered them to open the door.
The employees complied, and the two suspects fled in a nearby vehicle, as reported by the police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers were alerted and immediately began their investigation.
The investigation revealed that some of the stolen items had been sold to a pawn shop on West Sahara Avenue.
The items included several Louis Vuitton bags, prompting LVMPD detectives to contact the local Louis Vuitton store.
Upon showing the store employee a photograph of the suspects taken during the Christian Louboutin robbery, the employee confirmed that the men were “prolific theft suspects.” They allegedly stole items from the Louis Vuitton store on June 14 and 29, according to KLAS.
Further evidence was found when police examined Snead’s social media accounts. One post showed Snead and Lee in a vehicle with Christian Louboutin purses and backpacks, as stated by the police department.
On July 7, police went to the parking lot of the pawn shop, where Snead had been shot.
Snead was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Moments before the shooting, Lee approached Snead and engaged in a conversation before pulling out a firearm and shooting him, police said.
Dispute Over Sex Worker
According to KLAS, Lee and Snead had a disagreement concerning a sex worker who was working for Snead.
During a search of Lee’s residence, officers discovered clothing similar to what was worn during the Christian Louboutin robbery, a firearm believed to have been used in both the robbery and the fatal shooting, and a Christian Louboutin purse.
Lee was apprehended on July 28 and is facing multiple charges, including three counts of robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, one count of burglary with the use of a firearm, conspiracy to commit robbery, and open murder with a deadly weapon.
Currently, Lee is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center, with no bail set for the murder charge. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 15.