LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two people are in jail after police say they called Las Vegas hotels and casinos for the past few weeks making bomb threats and demanding cash.
Las Vegas police say they worked with sheriff’s deputies in Ventura County, Calif., to arrest suspect Zachary Jackson and one juvenile on charges of making false bomb threats and attempted extortion.
Police say they served a search warrant Wednesday in Ventura County and found sophisticated devices they believe were used to make the calls.
Officials say the callers disguised their voices when they made the threats between July 28 and Aug. 8. They demanded large amounts of money and threatened to destroy the properties if they weren’t paid.
Detectives are examining the calling devices and say the evidence may identify more victims.
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