Reminds me of the brush off I got when my iPad was stolen. The LVPD seem to not care much about non-violent crime.
A friend of mine was in Vegas last week. He and his wife were Downtown and a tall black woman bumped into him really hard in the street and almost knocked him down. She was drunk, or acting drunk, and said she was sorry and went on her way. My friend was alone and went back up to his hotel room to get his wife for dinner. When dinner was over, he realized his wallet was gone. He tracked down one of bicycle cops on the Fremont Experience and told his story. The cop totally didn't believe him. The cop said they hear stories like his all the time from guys who hire a hooker and get rolled. He said there are no pickpockets Downtown, they're all on the Strip, the cops do too good a job Downtown. He wouldn't even take my friends statement, he told him to go to the police station in the morning, which he did. They said nothing to him there, didn't even ask any questions, they didn't believe him either. He filed the report and left. My friend is still really pissed, I don't blame him.
I've heard that same story except that the woman was really a guy in drag .
By the way, most dips do not take the money out of the wallet. They hand off the wallet to someone carrying a newspaper and walking in the opposite direction. The wallet is in a trash container or something.