PHILIPSBURG–The police team investigating the Jump Up Casino armed robbery case has determined that the bullets which wounded two casino workers who were shot during the robbery attempt on June 6 came from the dead robber Daniel Cherry’s gun when he had an exchange of gunfire with an off-duty police officer at the casino.
Cherry was shot during the gunfire exchange with the off-duty police officer and subsequently died of wounds he sustained.
Over the weekend, management of Jump Up Casino raised the reward for any information that may lead to the capture of the remaining suspects in the case from US $2,000 to $10,000.
Yan Black, a security guard who was seriously wounded, passed away in Colombia last Thursday, not in the Dominican Republic as reported by this newspaper in its Saturday, July 21, edition. Another employee who also was wounded during the incident is recovering from the shooting.
The Prosecutor’s Office stated last week that it is still investigating the actions of the off-duty police officer, who seemed to be working as a guard for the casino. This is illegal, as the regulations regarding police officers are clear. Officers are not allowed to use their authority outside of their function without proper authorisation.
Persons with information can call tel. +1-721-556-7498. The officer taking the calls on this telephone will guide the caller through a process that has to be followed for callers to give their information anonymously. The Jump Up Casino management requests that anyone with information come forward and contact the number provided.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/78855-jump-up-raises-information-reward-for-capture-of-robbers