Sint Maarten: Armed thieves attack Porto Cupe-Coy casino

Whereas casinos facilitate cash-sensitive transactions, they can often become targets of various criminals. While some try different fraudulent activities, others try to rob such places. This is precisely why there are many land-based casinos invest heavily in security personnel and surveillance and some even leverage artificial intelligence solutions.

Earlier this week, a brazen robbery in Porto Cupe-Coy Casino in Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island that is a constituent country of Netherlands, involved the theft of an undisclosed sum of money. The accident, according to the Sint Maarten Police ForceKorps Politie Sint Maarten (KPSM), dates back to the early hours of Wednesday 24 January 2024.

According to law enforcement, an investigation into the armed robbery is underway. The police are doing everything they can to collect further evidence that can help identify, arrest and punish the three people involved in the illegal activity. KPSM confirmed that witnesses or anyone with information about the robbery can do so send an anonymous tip by calling the hotline or leaving a message on Facebook.

The investigation into this armed robbery is currently ongoing. KPSM is actively working to collect evidence, interview witnesses to identify and arrest suspects,

reads a statement released by the Sint Maarten police force

The investigation into the robbery continues

Describing the incident, law enforcement confirmed multiple reports of an ongoing operation armed robbery were received on January 24th around 1:30am. Not unexpectedly, the police responded immediately by sending a number of investigators, patrol and forensic teams to the local casino. A preliminary investigation of the case identified three culprits who were wearing masks and dark clothing.

They were thieves equipped with guns and threatened security guards at the casino entrance. Subsequently the criminals broke into the place and robbed it. Police have not confirmed how long the robbery took. Once done, the three masked robbers left the casino on foot. So far KPSM believes the three robbery suspects headed towards the French side of the island.

Police did not confirm if anyone was injured during the robbery. The amount of stolen money was also not disclosed as of this writing.

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