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'Sweet-Talking' Duo Allegedly Spiked Gambling Tourist's Drink, Then Swiped Rolex And Cash
A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered for help in leading to the alleged hustlers' capture.
A gambler took a huge loss when he was bilked by two women who allegedly drugged his drink and ran off with his watch and a wad of cash.
Surveillance footage captured from both inside and outside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 13 shows two women between 35 and 45 years old appearing to shake down their gambling mark, authorities said.
The alleged hustlers in the video are a blonde-haired white woman with a tattoo on her upper chest and a dark-haired black woman.
They begin flirting with the tourist by the poker tables, according to a release by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, which described the suspects as a "sweet-talking duo."
The victim then appears to be trying his luck at the slot machines when the blonde woman in a black getup allegedly slips a substance in a drink while her cohort, sitting next to the man in a cheetah print jumpsuit, provides cover and engages in conversation.
Moments later, the blonde woman hands the libation to the man. Authorities described him as a Cayman Islands tourist in his 60s.
Effects of the tainted drink took immediate hold of the man’s faculties as he told investigators later that he “had difficulty moving,” according to the release.
The tipsy man is seen in the video continuing to gamble while the blonde woman hovers next to him, chomping on a bag of chips.
After standing up from his chair, the tourist is seen slowly pacing out of the casino, with an arm around each of the women.
The three drive off in a rideshare car to the Sleep Inn & Suites in Dania Beach, according to the release.
That’s when the man claims he “lost consciousness.”
When he woke up the next morning he claimed to find his $15,000 gold and silver Rolex was gone, along with $1,000 cash.
The man has since returned to the Cayman Islands, Broward County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Miranda Grossman confirmed to Oxygen.com.
Meanwhile, the pair who allegedly looted his valuables remain wanted with up to a $3,000 reward being offered for help in leading to their capture.
“Detectives are still trying to ID the duo,” Grossman told Oxygen.com.
The episode is somewhat reminiscent of the recently released film "Hustlers," based on the true story of New York City strippers who ran a million-dollar robbery operation, taking advantage of wealthy clients they'd incapacitated.