Man Accused Of Robbing Rivers Casino Patrons To Stand Trial
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A robbery suspect, who police say preyed on people at Rivers Casino, has been ordered to stand trial.
At a hearing Friday, prosecutors introduced surveillance video they say puts the defendant at the scene of one of the crimes.
Police say 25-year-old Dustin Andrejco Jones followed a 68-year-old man from the Rivers Casino to Squirrel Hill. The man was beaten and robbed.
The victim, who is of Chinese descent, needed a translator in court Friday.
He testified that Jones allegedly hit him in the head three times with a steel pipe before taking $26,000 from his wallet.
According to police, Jones entered the casino around 6 p.m. and was caught by video surveillance cameras in the parking lot and on the elevator.
Another victim testified that Jones allegedly followed him from the casino to his home in Ross Township. When he pulled into his garage he says the suspect approached him demanding money.
The victim said he gave Jones $37, and when he demanded more, the victim pressed on his horn until the suspect ran away.
Another victim testified that Jones tried to rob him in the casino parking lot.
Surveillance video shows the suspect running away after the victim’s wife screamed.
He didn’t get any money that time, but throughout the night he was seen getting food and using his players’ card, which helped police establish his identity.