Gun Shots Fired during Attempted Robbery at Potawatomi Bingo Casino

Gun Shots Fired during Attempted Robbery at Potawatomi Bingo Casino

ICTMN Staff
7/26/11

A man fired shots at a security guard at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday morning after attempting to rob the gaming facility, Milwaukee Police told news station TODAY's TMJ4.

The man allegedly pointed a gun at the vault's main banker, demanding keys to the lock box. The woman refused to give the keys and ran away. However, he still managed to grab a money box.

According to police, the man ran to the door, dropping the money, and then continued to sprint to his black Ford Explorer without a license plate. There, he encountered a security guard and opened fire. No one was injured, and the robber escaped, heading onto I-94 toward Chicago, Illinois.

Shortly after the incident, at 3:00 a.m. Monday, police cars surrounded the casino.

"The safety and security of our guests is our top priority," a Potawatomi spokesperson told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.

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