Casinos are often targeted by criminals due to the large amounts of cash that flow through their transactions. To combat this, many casinos invest heavily in security measures, including personnel, surveillance, and even AI solutions. However, despite these efforts, a recent armed robbery at the Porto Cupe-Coy casino in Sint Maarten, a Caribbean island that is a constituent country of the Netherlands, resulted in the theft of an undisclosed amount of money.
The robbery, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday, January 24, 2024, has prompted an ongoing investigation by the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM). The authorities are actively seeking evidence and witnesses to identify and apprehend the three individuals involved in the unlawful activity. They have urged anyone with information to come forward and submit anonymous tips via their hotline or through Facebook messages.
According to the police, the armed robbery was reported around 1:30 AM on January 24th. The robbers, wearing masks and dark clothing and armed with guns, threatened the casino’s security guards before robbing the venue and fleeing on foot. It is believed that the suspects headed towards the French side of the island, but their whereabouts are currently unknown. At this time, it is unclear whether anyone was injured during the robbery, and the exact amount of money stolen has not been disclosed.
The investigation into the armed robbery is ongoing, and the police force is working diligently to gather evidence and interview witnesses in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. The incident serves as a reminder of the constant threat of criminal activity faced by casinos and the importance of robust security measures to ensure the safety of both patrons and staff.