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Armed Casino Raid – Villans Escape With Fake Cash

By Joss Wood, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer

Barona Casino Heist

At 2.20am, four masked armed men got out of a stolen black SUV in the Barona Casino car park determined, prepared and ready for action. Entering the lobby, they forced the valet staff to the ground, and fired their first shots.

Their target was a display case apparently containing $250,000 in cash for a casino promotion. The glass smashed but the villains still couldn’t get to the money. They quickly attached a chain to their SUV and used it to pull over the cabinet. Grabbing the money, they stuffed it into a black duffel bag and fled, leaving casino workers and customers terrified.

The general manager of the casino said that there were 500 people in the casino at the time. Many players didn’t realize what was going on, and when they heard screams they thought someone had won a big jackpot. One customer who was playing the slot machines described how everyone was scared and raced to cash out before looking for their loved ones – interesting priorities!

The police quickly established roadblocks, but the gang got away. The SUV was found abandoned with the money still inside it on Wildcat Canyon Road. Initially, the authorities couldn’t understand why it had been abandoned. The explanation came from spokesperson for Barona, Anita Doherty, who said that the cash was fake, “like a Hollywood prop”.

It’s always fun to laugh at incompetent crooks, but the reality for casino customers was not so amusing. Many were terrified for their lives and complained that there should have been more security as the see through box containing the promotional cash was a magnet for thieves. The casino said that it would review security and that “our number one priority is our guests.”

As to the failed villains, wouldn’t you love to have been a fly on the wall when they discovered the truth? I think that’s one gang that probably won’t be working together for much longer.

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