Casino Queen robbery prompts $26,000 reward offer

casinoqueensuspectsEAST ST. LOUIS — Casino Queen is partnering with CrimeStoppers to offer up to $26,000 as a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects involved in an armed robbery at the casino this week.

During the robbery early Sunday, the suspects shot an unarmed security guard who remains in stable condition at an area hospital. They remain at large.

“We are thankful that the injuries sustained by one of our security guards on duty Sunday morning were not life threatening and that no other patrons or employees were injured during this brief, very isolated incident,” said Jeff Watson, president and general manager of the Casino Queen. “While the guard is now in stable condition, he has a long road to recovery ahead. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time, and we are hopeful that the reward being offered will lead to the swift capture of the suspects involved.”

If anyone has any information about these armed robbery suspects, they are asked to call the CrimeStoppers Tip Hotline at 1 (866) 371-TIPS (8477). If the tip leads to the felony arrest of the subject(s) responsible for this armed robbery, they may receive a reward of up to $26,000.

All tips into CrimeStoppers are completely anonymous.

In a letter to patrons this week, the casino said employees have started a “Go Fund Me” account for the injured security guard for unforeseen expenses. To contribute, go to  www.gofundme.com/lets-support-larry .

PHOTO: Pictures of the suspects from the CrimeStoppers website.

– The Illinois Business Journal

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