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Casino robbery leads to shootout in LA

Randy Mancini 3 Aug 5
Police lights. (AP PHOTO)

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Officers are searching for suspects in connection to a robbery of an armored car outside of Hustler Casino near Los Angeles, California. Gardena police said suspects opened fire on guards Thursday morning as they left their armored vehicle to deliver cash to the casino. The suspects were waiting in the parking lot before they attacked.

Gardena Police Lt. Christopher Cuff let the public know one guard was injured but is expecting to survive. No arrests have been made in connection to the robbery, however, officers said there is no other immediate threat at this time.

“There’s no lockdowns at this time, know that our investigators are actively seeking the suspects and as it stands right now our community is safe,” said Cuff. “Yes, we had an incident but overall our community is safe.”

Police tactical unit getting ready to move into Moose Lodge near Hustler Casino in @Gardena.

Robbery/Shooting suspect though to be inside. #hustlercasino pic.twitter.com/sndmDOP0f0

— Rob Hayes (@abc7robhayes) August 4, 2022

The robbery occurred just weeks after thieves broke into an unattended Brink’s trailer parked at a rest stop. The robbers stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry and gemstones after the vehicle’s guards walked away. Currently, police do not believe these two crimes are related.

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