PHILIPSBURG:– On Friday morning at approximately 2.00 am, a call came into the police central dispatch about an armed robbery taking place at the Princess Casino located in Cole Bay. Patrols were immediately dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, it was learned that 4 masked men dressed in dark clothing, three of which were armed with handguns stormed the establishment. Of the three robbers, two remained at the entrance as lookouts while the third headed inside to the cashier. During the robbery, a patron at the casino attempted to hamper the robbers by throwing objects at them. Unfortunately for his brave efforts, he was shot. Thankfully his injury turned out not to be life-threatening. After having committed their criminal act, the robbers fled the scene in white Suzuki Grand Vitara. This vehicle was later found abandoned by patrols. It has been confiscated for further investigation. During the robbery, an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
KPSM Press Release
Source: St. Martin News Network
Armed robbery at Princess Casino.