The FBI has identified the man as 22-year old David Lanell Troupe, according to WXYZ Detroit. Authorities said that Troupe was dressed in a Loomis security guard’s uniform and unarmed. He walked up to the armored truck that was parked outside of Detroit’s Greektown Casino, unloaded several bags of cash from the back of the truck and walked away with approximately $500,000. No one was hurt, police said at the time of the crime. Later, the driver of the armored car told police he thought Troupe was a co-worker.
Last Sunday, a woman who prefers to remain anonymous, made a much larger haul from the casino. Playing a Wheel of Fortune Progressive slot machine she hit the jackpot for $2 million. She plans to buy a new dress and go to Disneyland. It’s still unclear what Troupe’s new wardrobe will be and where he’ll be going on ‘vacation’.
The 22-year old was arrested at his Detroit home on Burlingame near Linwood, according to FBI spokesperson Jill Washburn. Still unclear is what led investigators to Troupe, or if he was employed by the armored car company. Washburn did not know in what facility Troupe was being held. He has yet to be arraigned.
In other news concerning the Greektown Casino, workers from it along with the MGM Grand Detroit and Motor City ratified a new five-year contract on Sunday, after months of complicated negotiations. The new contract was approved by a majority or workers at all three casinos. It replaces the previous one that expired on October 16 and gives full-time workers a $4,250 signing bonus, maintains healthcare costs for approximately 6,000 workers represented by the Detroit Casino Council, and provides modest wage increases in years four and five of the contract.