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Man who won $5,000 got robbed at knifepoint while in casino restroom

Tags: casino robbery, Detroit, Motor City Casino.
Posted on 19 July 2017 by "T".

Police said that while inside a casino's first-floor restroom, a 52-year-old man got robbed at knifepoint in a Detroit casino in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Social media manager for the Detroit Police Department Dontae Freeman said that the armed robbery occurred just around 12:20am at the Motor City Casino located at 2900 block of Grand River, south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The victim, who wants to remain unnamed, said, "For something like this to happen, it just completely shocked me."

Moments after a casino staff awarded him his $5,000 in 100-dollar bills for winning on an automated roulette machine, he went inside the casino's first floor bathroom, when a man approached and told him that he's going to rob him. The robber brandished a knife, skimmed his hands onto the victim's pockets, took the cash he found and fled.

The victim recalled the robber had been sitting next to him for a couple of hours, even trying to make small talk with him. However, when the man saw him win, followed him to the restroom and robbed him.

The suspect is described as a black male around 25 to 30 years old, weighs 200 pounds, with dreadlocks and a beard. He wore a black shirt and camouflage shorts during the incident.

Footages from the casino's surveillance camera system are being reviewed by Detroit Police.
Motor City Casino management has not made any public comment yet on the ongoing investigation.



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8 comments on "Man who won $5,000 got robbed at knifepoint while in casino restroom"

 doubletop77719/07/2017 10:53:42 GMT
I do feel for this guy and i hope they catch this man quickly and he goes to jail for a long time. I hate any form of violence and this man must have been terrified and i hope he gets over his ordeal quickly,
 Mober19/07/2017 22:44:58 GMT
If he was playing roulette too. then there is no doubt there, that they have him
on the surveillance tape.
In bathrooms there is no video, but outside, cameras are all over the place.
Probably it will be a matter of time for his arrest.
 DaCapo7120/07/2017 09:51:45 GMT
Thats verry bad, at first he won a nice cash prize and than the money was gone. I hope the Manager of the casino didn´t do that Big Smile But outside from the restroom they have cameras? I think he can see which guy had stolen the money.
 Tony_MON7ANA20/07/2017 14:41:28 GMT
Detroit, like many places in the U.S., was hit hard by the recession. The Motor City Casino is located south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, infamous for its homeless population, abandoned buildings, drug trade, etc. Detroit's good old days are over.
 pochui20/07/2017 17:46:24 GMT
yeah he was in a casino spent some time at the tables with the victim, so no problem figuring out who he is, and because you have to register when entering casino it is kinda stupid thing to do a crime under such circumstances. probably he was out of drugs money.
 CALICUL24/07/2017 18:10:56 GMT
These casinos should to give bank ticket with the names of the winners on them. In this way they would not be robbed directly in the casino or near the casino. Security cameras can help a lot in this case. Thiefs need in jail many years because is a robbery with violence
 godoy15/02/2018 23:14:46 GMT
hahahah this is very disturbing since it is a place with a lot of people and as the man told and one of those junkies junkies of the mother who are just stalking people to win to steal more think that haha he fucks
 dule-vu16/02/2018 11:55:17 GMT
this is big problem in america and almost every week we read about this kind of news!you cant even play at casinio anymore,because you dont know who watching you and who will attack you when you take some amount from casino!

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