Authorities Seek Culprits in Two Armed Casino Robberies
While most people go to casinos to enjoy the fun and place an honest bet, unfortunately some people will always try to abuse the system. The last few weeks have seen a couple of armed casino robberies and authorities are now desperately trying to track down and catch the culprits.
A man robbed a Seminole Casino Coconut Creek employee at gunpoint last Friday at 12:30 a.m. at 5550 NW 40th St. Casino officials said that the man walked into the casino and robbed an employee at gunpoint.
The robber is described as being around 6 foot 3 inches to 6 foot 4 inches tall, weighs around 250 pounds with a medium to dark complexion. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, a dark shirt and trousers, sunglasses and a hat.
A reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers of up to $1,000 for any information which leads to an arrest in the case. A further $4,000 of reward money has been added by the Seminole Tribe Police Department and Seminole Gaming and a separate reward of $2,500 is being offered by the FBI. Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers on 954-493-TIPS (8477).
A second robbery took place at the Resorts World Casino at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd in South Ozone Park last Friday.
A man claiming to have a handgun gave a note to a second-floor cashier demanding money. The cashier complied and the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
According to police this is the first time the casino has been targeted since it opened in October of last year. The suspect is described as a male around 30 years old and about 5 foot 8 tall. Police have said that he was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and black trainers.