Blackjack brigand robs player of $10,000

A 70-year-old South Jersey man who won $10,000 playing blackjack in Atlantic City was punched in the face and robbed of his winnings Sunday morning.

The man, from Bridgeton, Cumberland County, had cashed in his chips at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort at about 8 a.m. and was walking to his car in a casino garage he was attacked, according to a report in the Press of Atlantic City.

Then the assailant hailed a cab and ordered the driver to take him to Baltimore. According to a report on 6ABC, 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.

The suspect in the back of the seat overheard the driver and demanded to be dropped off near the intersection of Cross Keys Road and Johnson Road in Gloucester Township. Police arrived minutes later but did not find him.

The assailant is described as black male with a medium complexion and in his late 20s. He is about 5-foot 10-inches and 210 pounds. He was wearing a red-and-grey striped sweatshirt, white sneakers and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call Atlantic City police at 609-347-5766.

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