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Daring armed robbery at San Diego County casino

November 9, 2011 |  9:47 am

Barona Casino in Lakeside

San Diego County sheriff's deputies searched Wednesday for four armed men who pulled a daring robbery at the Barona Casino in Lakeside.

The four masked men stormed the casino about 2:21 a.m. and attached a chain to a display case full of money. The chain was attached to a sport utility vehicle outside, which attempted to pull the case from the lobby.

When that failed, one of the four fired his gun into the glass case, sheriff's officials said in a statement.

Scooping up the money, the four fled, apparently abandoning the SUV a mile away on Wildcat Canyon Road. Deputies found a bag with cash inside the vehicle.

Whether the recovered money represents the entire amount taken from the display case was unclear, officials said.

No one was injured in the robbery and the casino remained open.


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Photo: Barona Casino and Resort in Lakeside. Credit: Denis Poroy / Associated Press