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Update: Second suspect arrested in 2 recent armed casino robberies in Billings

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 12:40:47-04

Update (May 18)

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the robberies of two casinos in Billings earlier this month.

Falken Brown, 24, who lives in the Billings area and was arrested and is facing two counts of robbery, according to Billings Police Lt. Matt Lennick.

Brown and Mason Prudhomme, who was arrested Tuesday, are suspects in the robbery of the Maverick Casino at 710 14th St. W. on May 8 and the Fire and Ice Casino on May 11.

(previous report) Billings police said Tuesday they've arrested a man they suspect was involved in two separate armed casino robberies earlier this month.

Mason Prudhomme, 31 of the Billings area, is facing two possible robbery charges, Billings Police Lt. Matt Lennick said in a news release.

On May 8, police responded to a report of a robbery at the Maverick Casino at 710 14th St. W. A man had entered the casino wearing a mask and black hoodie, gave the teller saying he had a gun and asking for money, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

Three days later, on May 11, another robbery was reported, this time at the Fire and Ice Casino. Police suspect Prudhomme was involved.

Police said are still looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that same day, May 11, at the Holiday convenience store at 745 Grand Ave.

Editor's note (May 18): A previous version of this story misidentified one of the robberies. This version is correct.