Armed men rob online casino in Cagayan de Oro

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Motorcycle-riding men on Monday pulled off a predawn robbery of an online casino in Cagayan de Oro City, taking at least P45,000 in the establishment's earnings.

The men, numbering at least seven, struck at the online casino along J.R. Borja Extension in Barangay Camaman-an, GMA Northern Mindanao's Kaye Mercado reported.

Five of the men were armed and took the service firearm of the casino's security guard. The men fled aboard two motorcycles.

While the casino's staff locked down the establishment, they were forced to open the door after the armed men threatened to kill the security guards outside.

"Binuksan na lang nila kasi papatayin kami sa labas kung hindi nila bubuksan. Nariyan ako, tapos lima silang nakatutok ang baril sa akin," said security guard Zayas Salosad.

An investigation showed the men then poked a firearm at the cashier, who was forced to open the vault.

The robbers made off with P45,000, along with the wallets and mobile phones of the security guard and three casino staff.

PO3 Ramil Acero said they will check the footage from the closed-circuit television system to look for leads on the robbers.

In the meantime, police have set up checkpoints to catch the suspects. — Joel Locsin /LBG, GMA News