Armed robber steals nachos

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say the man who stole nachos from a Las Vegas Strip convenience store before shooting at employees now faces burglary, assault and weapons charges.

The police report says 24-year-old Anthony Gioiosa was arrested Monday following the 1:30 a.m. cheese snack-related shooting at the AMPM store on the Strip.

vlcsnap-2016-03-21-15h00m17s989Police say Gioiosa and another man made a tray of nachos and walked out without paying, telling the store clerk that they were gangsters who don’t pay.

When the clerk confronted him again outside, Gioiosa allegedly grabbed a gun and fired a shot at the employees. No one was hurt.

Police say Gioiosa then drove off but was seen later at another AMPM. He was arrested after a short car chase. It’s unclear if he has an attorney. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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