Macau Pepper Spray Casino Robbery Nets $395,000 and Four Arrests3 weeks ago
A pair of robbers used pepper spray to attack casino employees in Macau before making off with HK$3.1 million (US$395,000) in cash and chips.
While the robbery was initially successful, the getaway was not, as four alleged suspects tied to the crime were arrested within 24 hours. All four are said to reside in mainland China.
The incident took place at the Four Seasons Hotel casino in the gambling mecca. Two men were nabbed by Zhuhai police during an attempt to flee at the Gongbei border, with another man and woman taken into custody in a Taipa hotel.
The stolen loot was recovered, according to the South China Morning Post.
A Gaming Crimes Division honcho of the Macau Judiciary Police stated that a security guard and croupier were pepper sprayed by two of the suspects. The miscreants fled the casino and apparently turned over the money and chips to a woman accomplice before going their separate way.
The woman later connected with another man who was interested in making a deal for the casino chips. The deal never went down successfully as all four landed in a jail cell, each charged with various crimes that included assault, robbery, and possession of an offensive weapon.
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