$10K Reward Offered for SugarHouse Robbers

Philadelphia Police are now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of three men connected to the recent robberies of winners at the SugarHouse Casino.

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    Police are investigating a rash of robberies targeting gamblers leaving the SugarHouse Casino. Surveillance video has been released, of a man police think is a suspect in at least five of the cases. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports. (Published Friday, Sep 21, 2012)

    Philadelphia Police are now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of three men connected to nine robberies of winners at the SugarHouse Casino.

    The most recent incident happened early Wednesday when two family members were robbed as they returned home to the 2800 block of Welsh Street.

    $10K Reward Offered for SugarHouse Robbers

    [PHI] $10K Reward Offered for SugarHouse Robbers
    Philadelphia Police have released new surveillance video and a $10,000 reward to find the suspects who have been robbing winners at the SugarHouse Casino. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports. (Published Friday, Sep 21, 2012)

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    Another victim, who was robbed early Sunday, spoke exclusively to NBC10's Rosemary Connors. The woman, who is 8 months pregnant, says she was attacked after leaving SugarHouse with her husband.

    $10K Reward Offered for Sugarhouse Robbery Suspects

    [PHI] $10K Reward Offered for Sugarhouse Robbery Suspects
    Police say one man caught on the casino surveillance camera is the spotter and they believe he informs two other men about big winners. (Published Friday, Sep 21, 2012)

    “They don’t care about the little life," said the woman. "They don’t care about anyone, they just care about money.”

    Surveillance video captured by a neighbor's security camera shows the woman and her husband being ambushed right after they arrived back home in their Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood.

    Casino Winners Targeted by Robbers

    [PHI] Casino Winners Targeted by Robbers
    Police say they are investigating four different cases of people being robbed after winning big at the Sugar House Casino. According to police all of the victims involved in the cases have been Asian. NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn reports. (Published Thursday, Sep 20, 2012)

    The victim, who did not want to be identified, says the two men were armed with tasers.

    “The guy who tased me, he dragged me down three steps, and then pulled me on the ground because the purse was on my shoulder, it stuck on my arms," said the woman.
     
    She spent three days in the hospital recovering from her injuries. The woman tells NBC10 she feels like they were being watched as they cashed out their winnings.

    Pregnant Woman, 3 Others Robbed of Casino Winnings

    [PHI] Pregnant Woman, 3 Others Robbed of Casino Winnings
    Philadelphia Police tell NBC10 there have been at least four incidents in the past few months where winners from Sugarhouse Casino were robbed after returning home. (Published Thursday, Sep 20, 2012)

    “They only targeted my purse because they know exactly where the money is and they don’t care about my husband," said the woman. "I think they must have someone near the cashier to see where we put the money at.”

    The woman had $8,000 dollars in her purse, along with her mother's diamond ring that she was planning to take to the jewelers.

    Targeted at the Casino

    [PHI] Targeted at the Casino
    NBC10's Rosemary Connors spoke exclusively with one of the victims, who is 8 months pregnant. She was robbed early Sunday after leaving Sugarhouse with her husband. (Published Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012)

    SugarHouse Casino released the following statement late Wednesday night:

    "SugarHouse is cooperating fully with police as they investigate the alleged profiling of Asian players. Nothing is more important than the safety of our guests. With 500 surveillance cameras, we are providing law enforcement countless photos to quickly apprehend these thugs," said Wendy Hamilton, General Manager.

    On Friday, Police held a press conference on the robberies in which they announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. They also believe a man, captured on surveillance video, is passing information to two other men who are committing the robberies.

    Credit: Surveillance Photo

    Police say the victims of at least five of the reported incidents are Asian and believe Asians are being specifically targeted.

    If you have any information on any of these incidents, please call Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3153.