State police are investigating an assault and robbery attempt inside the Mohegan Sun Casino Hotel.
According to state police, around 6 a.m., the victim entered the elevator in the hotel lobby and the suspect entered the elevator along with him. The victim was approached by the perpetrator as he exited on the 19th floor.
The victim was assaulted at gunpoint and was struck in the head and face with the handle of a handgun. The victim said he was struck from behind as he walked towards a hotel room, state police said.
The victim also said the suspect demanded money from him and proceeded to hit him with the weapon before running back into the elevator, according to police.
Troopers determined that the suspect exited the hotel elevator in the lobby and ran on foot away from the casino.
The State police K-9 team conducted a track from where the suspect exited the hotel. The track ended along the Thames River near Shipping Street in Norwich.
Surveillance video captured photos of the suspect. Anyone who may recognize the suspect is asked to call STate Police. All calls will be kept confidential.
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