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James Woods witnesses robbery while playing poker at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

In this June 25, 2013 file photo, actor James Woods attends the "White House Down" premiere party at The Frick Collection, in New York.
In this June 25, 2013 file photo, actor James Woods attends the "White House Down" premiere party at The Frick Collection, in New York. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

Actor James Woods says he witnessed a robbery at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas Tuesday night.

Woods said on Twitter that the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. PT just 30 feet from where he was playing cards in the poker room.

Woods said few people noticed a robbery was underway, a fact he credited the casino staff with.

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Woods said the “excellent staff” were “cool under pressure.”

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The Las Vegas police department confirmed that a robbery took place at the Bellagio on Tuesday afternoon and said they were looking for a armed man driving a Silver Chevrolet Cruze.

Woods, who has been playing poker in Las Vegas for around 15 years, occasionally competes in professional tournaments. He took seventh place at the 2015 World Series of Poker in the $3000 No Limit Shootout event.

The 70-year-old has been nominated for two Academy Awards. His first nomination came for his work in Salvador in 1986 (Best Actor) and he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor a decade later for Ghosts of Mississippi.

 

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