Casino winner attacked, suspect takes joyride

January 4, 2009 4:04:18 PM PST
Atlantic City police tell Action News, a 70-year-old man won about $10,000 at the Taj Mahal blackjack table at around 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. He cashed in his chips and played just a little bit more before he left.

When he was walking back to his car he noticed another man, who was watching him at the blackjack table, following him.

The man then attacked the 70-year-old.

The suspect then jumped into a taxi cab. He told the cabby to take him to different places in Atlantic City.

Then he told the cabby to take him to Baltimore, Maryland.

The cabby was on the road when he got a call from a fellow driver who told him that the police were looking for his cab.

The cabby called his dispatch who patched him through to the state police. He gave the state police his location.

The suspect in the back of the seat caught on to the conversation and demanded to be dropped off.

He was dropped off at the intersection of Cross Keys Road and Johnson Road in Gloucester Township.

Police searched the area, but couldn't find the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10", short hair, wearing a grey sweat shirt; he is believed to be suffering from a hand wound from hitting the 70-year-old man in the head.

The 70-year-old man is in the hospital in stable condition.

Police believe that the suspect could be making his way to Baltimore.

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