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O.J. Simpson arrested in casino robbery probe

O.J. Simpson has been arrested by the Las Vegas police in connection to an armed robbery in a casino.

O.J. Simpson arrested in casino robbery probe The police in Las Vegas has arrested O.J. Simpson as part of the probe into the armed robbery in the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, CNN cites a source close to the investigation. The charges have not been made public yet, but the arrest is part of the investigation of the armed robbery of sports memorabilia from a room in the casino. O.J. Simpson was arrested at his room in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

 O.J. Simpson was questioned by the Las Vegas police earlier this week, but at that time no charges were filed against the former NFL player. During the questioning, Simpson claimed that the sports memorabilia belonged to him. According to Simpson, him and a group of friends, one posing as a potential buyer, did visit the hotel room of one of the alleged victims Alfred Beardsley, after learning that some of his personal items were offered for sale by Beardsley. O.J. Simpson claimed that among the memorabilia were personal items stolen from him, such as pictures of his family and himself as a child and photographs taken by his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. O.J. and his friends took the items, but no guns were involved, claims Simpson.

 On Saturday, the Las Vegas police arrested Walter Alexander, one of the O.J. Simpson's entourage at the time of the alleged robbery, and charged Alexander with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary with a deadly weapon. Two guns were seized, which the police believes were part of the robbery.

Published on 09/16/2007

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