Co-owner of AC casino helps nab theft suspect

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - September 3, 2011

Dennis Gomes was attending a birthday party in a restaurant at Resorts Casino Hotel on Friday night when he noticed a man who appeared to take a package from underneath a nearby table.

The man ran off when he saw Gomes approaching him. But the veteran casino executive - who also is a former police officer and Las Vegas mob investigator - pursued the man through the casino floor.

The guard, who happened to be nearby, saw the chase and quickly joined Gomes in his pursuit. The chase then continued up a down escalator before Gomes and the guard eventually subdued the suspect.

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