Latest update, I was just down at the casino. The security guard who was shot, is now in stable condition. It appears that the robbers are targeting Francesco Corallo’s casinos for a reason. This is the fifth attempt, the second successful robbery or Corallo’s casinos withing a month the first two attempts at Beach Plaza failed, and the third was successful, This was the second organized attempt on the Atlantis Casino in the past few weeks, this time they were successful. There are many theories as to why Corallo’s casinos are being targeted
Details that i won’t get in to. But since the dismissal of one male Jamaican employee at the Beach Plaza Casino, the robberies and robbery attempts have been relentless.
Paradise Casino, is supposed to be on alert. Dunes casino is also supposed to be Corallo owned, but with the Caravansarai dispute- that is simply conjecture, more to come
Suspects Escaped to the French Side
CUPECOY:— Three gunmen stormed into Atlantis Casino on Sunday morning around 11:30 am and robbed the gaming establishment of an unknown amount of monies. During the broad daylight robbery the robbers shot a security guard in his leg. The suspects escaped from law enforcement in a small blue vehicle that headed over the French border.
The robbery of Atlantis Casino on Sunday morning made it the third casino that was robbed recently.
Chief Commissioner of Police Peter de Witte confirmed that an armed robbery took place at the Atlantis Casino just before midday on Sunday. De Witte also confirmed that one person was shot in his leg, he said the suspects were dressed in female garments when they committed the robbery. He said the detective department is busy investigating the case and that they also informed their French counterparts because the culprits escaped to the French side.
Attempted armed robbery/security guard shot.
On Sunday November 16th, 2014 at approximately 12:00 p.m. several police patrols, detectives and paramedics were sent to the Atlantis Casino in the Cupe Coy area to investigate a robbery at that establishment. On the scene the investigating officers learnt that three suspects, all dressed like females, entered the casino and threatened the cashier with a gun with the intention to rob the establishment. The security guard who was alerted of the ongoing situation confronted the suspects at which time he was shot in the legs. The suspects were prevented from taking any cash and immediately fled the scene, possibly in a small car, after the shooting of the guard. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. Detectives were on the scene interviewing witnesses and the Forensic Department collecting evidence. No one has been arrested so far in this investigation. Anyone who may have any information that could be valuable to this investigation should call the police department at 54-22222 or the tip line # 9300.
KPSM Police Report