Casino winners targets in Philly robberies

5:27 AM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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PHILADELPHIA -- Police are investigating a series of robberies that appear to have targeted big winners who cashed out at Philadelphia's Sugarhouse Casino.

The latest attack happened on Sunday. One victim in that robbery tells WCAU-TV two men armed with stun guns ambushed her and her husband and made off with $8,000 and a diamond ring.

Investigators say the robbers may specifically be targeting Asian casino patrons. The woman in Sunday's attack is 8 months pregnant.

Sugarhouse says its cooperating with the investigation, including supplying police with surveillance images.

The Associated Press

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