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Charges issued in armed robbery at Casino Queen

Illinois State Police say a Georgia man has been charged and an investigation continues into an incident in which three men armed with rifles robbed the Casino Queen in East St. Louis September 2017.

muhammad darylThe investigation indicated three men armed with rifles entered the Casino Queen at approximately 2:51 a.m. on Sept. 17, 2017. During the robbery, gunshots were fired by the suspects, and an unarmed security guard was wounded. The suspects took money from several of the casino’s cash drawers before fleeing. There were no reports of injuries to any patrons of the casino.

On Jan. 11, 2019, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Daryl V. Muhammad, 42, of Marietta, Ga., with one count of armed robbery/discharge of a firearm, and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

Bond was set at $1 million. Muhammad was located near Marietta by the U.S. Marshal’s Service and taken into custody on Wednesday. He remains in custody at the Cobb County Jail, pending extradition to Illinois.

“We support our close partnership with the Illinois State Police,” said Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy. “The IGB takes any and all criminal activity at Illinois casinos very seriously and appreciates the knowledge and expertise of the ISP.”
Anyone with additional information concerning the identities of remaining suspects is asked to contact Illinois State Police Investigations, Sergeant Elbert Jennings at (618) 571-4124, their local police department, or Crime Stoppers.

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