How Two Robbers Got Away With Atlantic City Casino Heist

PHOTO: The exterior fountain at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., May 6, 2009.
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A pair of gunmen pulled off a heist early this morning at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that two masked robbers brandished guns, likely in the casino part of the hotel, and obtained more than $180,000.

They then fled the hotel in a car around 6:20 a.m., according to a bulletin distributed to police and obtained by the Press.

PHOTO: Caesars Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. is seen in this map at the above location on the boardwalk.
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PHOTO: Caesar's Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. is seen in this map at the above location on the boardwalk.

Caesars operates a high-rise building that takes up an entire block between the city's famous boardwalk and Pacific Avenue, which runs parallel to the boardwalk. It sits between two side streets, Arkansas and Missouri avenues, that could all have allowed the perpetrators access to a vehicle.

Caesars operates a casino, hotel, spa, and multiple restaurants and attractions inside the massive building, but the robbery likely happened in the casino portion of the building, according to the report.

PHOTO: Fountain and slot machines inside Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., May 6, 2009.
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PHOTO: Fountain and slot machines inside Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., May 6, 2009.

The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau, which has jurisdiction over casino floors, is investigating the incident rather than the Atlantic City police, which monitor the other public areas of the hotel, according to the report.

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