Suspect arrested in 3 Reno casino heists |

Suspect arrested in 3 Reno casino heists

RENO (AP) – Reno police have arrested a 48-year-old suspect in three casino robberies over the past three days.

Police say John Leonard Amaral of Reno was arrested downtown on Monday several blocks from the Silver Legacy Casino shortly after it was robbed.

They believe he is the same man who robbed Circus Circus late Friday night and the neighboring Silver Legacy for the first time in the early morning hours on Saturday.

In each case, the suspect approached the casinos’ cashier’s cage, simulated a weapon and demanded money.

Police also have arrested a 47-year-old Reno woman, who they believe was an accomplice in the second robbery.