October 13, 2022 2 min read

Armed Men Attack Casino Life in Mexico City and Steal $90K

A daring casino robbery took place at Casino Life in Mexico City earlier this week, a new report reveals.

Assailants Robbed Casino Life in Mexico City

The assault on the gambling venue happened in the early hours of October 12, 2022. According to  Mexico Detail Zero, armed assailants entered the venue when it was about to close. The exact number of perpetrators is yet to be determined, but what is known so far is that they were armed. Upon entering the venue, the criminals intimidated the casino staff and collected approximately $90,000. The money was separated into $20,000, as well as approximately MXN1.3 million ($65,013).

Besides cash, the criminals took off with personal belongings that belonged to the casino employees, including cell phones among other personal items. There is a possibility that the armed bandits knew the venue well because the robbery itself did not take long. After looting the cash and cell phones, the armed men left the casino and escaped via different vehicles.

Police Apprehends Two Individuals

Once the criminals left the venue, Casino Life’s employees contacted the police. A large-scale police search was launched with authorities also reviewing the recorded footage of the casino robbery and trying to identify the armed bandits or their vehicles. 

Then, the police identified one of the vehicles and were able to apprehend two individuals, allegedly involved in the robbery. According to a statement released via Twitter from Omar García Harfuch, the secretary of public security for Mexico City, the two men arrested in relation to the robbery had a firearm, as well as 6 cell phones – belonging to the casino employees. 

Still, nothing was mentioned regarding the hefty sum the two bandits stole. Harfuch confirmed that the investigation of the casino robbery continues. So far there are no reports of anyone being harmed during the robbery.

Journalist

Jerome is a welcome new addition to the Gambling News team, bringing years of journalistic experience within the iGaming sector. His interest in the industry begun after he graduated from college where he played in regular local poker tournaments which eventually lead to exposure towards the growing popularity of online poker and casino rooms. Jerome now puts all the knowledge he's accrued to fuel his passion for journalism, providing our team with the latest scoops online.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.