Guyana police arrest 5 suspects in casino robbery, shoot-out

Monday, May 02, 2016

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Police in Guyana have arrested five men suspected of raiding a hotel casino and engaging in a shoot-out that wounded a police officer and four others.

Guyana police say Monday that one of the suspects is a casino security guard who was on duty shortly before five gunmen stormed the casino of the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel.

One of the suspects was arrested last week after he was found hiding in a maintenance room at the hotel in Guyana's capital. The robbery and shoot-out occurred on Friday.

Investigators rounded up the others over the weekend. It's not immediately clear if authorities recovered the undisclosed amount of money that was stolen from the casino.

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