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Casino cash robbed in less than 30 seconds

TWO armed robbers are being hunted by police after stealing US$7,500 at a casino in just 28 seconds.

Kampong Cham provincial police said yesterday they are working to identify and arrest the suspects, who struck GMG casino in Ponhea Krek district’s Trapaing Phlong commune at around 3.20am on Sunday.

Brak Bunnun, Ponhea Krek district police chief, said the gun-toting men raided the casino while wearing helmets and masks.

They pointed a gun at security guards before grabbing $7,500 from an 18-year-old woman working as a roulette dealer, before making their escape.

“The robbery happened very fast, in only 28 seconds. The robbers seem to be familiar with the casino and no one knows how they escaped,” said the police chief, who was informed of the crime three hours after it occurred.

“We just know what the suspects look like because of the casino camera and are working on the case,” he said.

He added that had he known about it immediately, the robbers would not have managed to flee the scene.

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