Posting date: 14 July 2023, 02h.
Last updated: July 14, 2023 at 02:01h
Josiah Rogers testified against his brother for several hours on Thursday afternoon in exchange for immunity from prosecution. That was according to Josiah Rogers who testified against his brother for several hours Thursday afternoon in return for immunity from prosecution.
Caleb Rogers, pictured in court for a preliminary hearing in March. He is accused of robbing casinos Red Rock, Aliante and Rio in late 2021 or early 2022. He claimed that he was the getaway driver and his brother Caleb the stick up man for the heist which took place at the Red Rock Resort on November 12, 2021. Caleb relieved the casino cage of more than $73K that day using his department-issued revolver, according to prosecutors.
Josiah described how the pair rehearsed the robbery, figuring out the best escape route from the casino. According to the Associated Press, the brothers bought a gray cover to cover Josiah’s pickup truck, and drilled holes in it so he could look through the windows as he drove. His brother entered the casino as he practiced. He returned just minutes later with a bag filled with cash, Josiah testified.
The getaway involved stopping on a dark stretch of highway and pulling the cover off before anyone noticed them, Josiah said. H le added he and his brother later splayed their earnings across the dining room table of their shared apartment.
Josiah told the jury his cut was $30K. A week later, he moved back to Columbus, Ohio, where the brothers grew up.
Prosecutors accuse Caleb of going on to commit two more casino robberies in Las Vegas in quick succession, at the Aliante and the Rio. The Rio security staff wrestled him to the floor outside the casino, disarmed him and led to his arrest. The three robberies resulted in a $165K haul, according to court filings.
Caleb pleaded not guilty in April 2022 to three counts of interference with commerce by robbery and a single count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
But prosecutors argued the MO was the same for all three crimes. The perpetrator was wearing a black latex glove, a dark face mask and dark clothing on each occasion. He also walked with a noticeable limp, according to court documents.
The jury began deliberating Thursday and continued through Friday.