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    This is scary and shocking!

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    Armed robbery casino Holiday Inn this morning PDF Print E-mail
    Monday, October 26th, 2015 14:08
    Police at the Excelsior Casino was robbed this morning.

    ORANGE CITY - Sten Gere border controls to prevent the three perpetrators of an armed robbery at the Excelsior Casino early this morning, fleeing the country. Immigration Services at the airport and ports are in a heightened state of alert. At the brutal attack was wounded at least one employee and a large sum of money "captured. According to rumors, is it possible to have a million florins.

    Iasa Director Gerald Vingal said this morning on whether the limits of both the airport and the ports in Oranjestad and Barcadera concluded that there is indeed of high readiness. In this communication remains tentative, because Vingal is in session. Also Minister of Justice Arthur Dowers is in session. The secretary of general manager Jorge Landa Hotel Holiday Inn referring to manager Lino Croes of the casino. She makes it clear that the casino is separate from the hotel. The casino is unreachable by telephone this morning. It also remains unclear what company is responsible for the security of the casino.

    Violence

    Amigoe will not contact police spokesperson Liliana Rasmijn. Earlier this morning talked news Noticiacla.com do with her. When she indicated that the raid at ten to six this morning took place with still three armed robbers in Spanish speaking made a "very large" amount of money booty. During the robbery violence would be used against existing casino employees. Four of them were tied with cable ties and at least one staff member was beaten with a firearm.

    At the time of the incident, the police do not seem also to have received a notification of a parked car in Santo Root crop, which could be used as possible to the robbery. But this matter is not yet clear. In the corridors is called the sum of 1 million that would be captured. Whether this is an amount in florins or in dollars, is unknown.

    http://www.amigoe.com/aruba/215955-g...inn-vanochtend

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    Wondering if the casino is insured for something like this?

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    The good news is that they reopened at 8 pm this evening.

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    When we were there last December there were a couple of robberies at jewelry stores. Aruba better get on the ball or they will no longer be considered a safe island.

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    I will be staying again at the Holiday Inn this year and not very happy about this. I love the casino's and wonder what would of happened if people were in there? This is the one casino where the dealers have been rude like they don't care if you play there or not.
    The fact that they are not owned by the Holiday Inn doesn't matter much to me when you have to walk by the casino to get to your room. I wish the Holiday would purchase it. It is too bad because I do like to stay there but will be thinking about this at night time! Where was the Security? These same men could of been hiding to rob the the guests that are staying at the Holiday Inn, again, where was the security for the Holiday Inn? Maybe I am just getting paranoid.

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    Here is another article I just read......no wonder I feel paranoid!
    WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Authorities in Aruba have taken measures, which they call “indirect visa” to keep the unwanted Venezuelans out. The Aruban government has identified four categories of Venezuelan tourists.

    Number one is the “prudent tourist” that visits the island for five to seven days and has enough cash to cover their expenses.

    Second, there are those who are in transit and only spend one night on the island to continue with their travel.

    Then there are those who are called “ATM tourists”. These are the Venezuelans who use their credit cards to get dollars and take these back to their country.

    And finally there are those who stay illegally on the island. This group is growing and this is the reason why the authorities in Aruba are taking measures.

    A Venezuelan tourist must have $500 in cash to cover two days of stay on the island. If their stay is three days, they must have $700 dollars in cash on arrival. If the tourist does not have this kind of cash, he or she will be put on a flight back to Venezuela.

    Sources in the Ministry of Justice are indicating that Curacao is also contemplating such measures to keep unwanted Venezuelans out.

    Recently there was a case in which five Venezuelans were arrested. They are suspected of committed various armed robberies on the island. There is also the case of the Venezuelan who tried to steal jewelry from a store at the Renaissance Hotel.

    There are also confirmed cases of various Venezuelan women working in illegal prostitution on the island.

    These are just a few examples of cases that are making the Curacao authorities contemplate measures against Venezuelans.

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    "Armed robberies"... I wonder how they get the weapons into Aruba? Probably not by taken a plane. Or?

    As Aruba is so close to Venezuela and can be reached by boat, speedboat etc., I wonder how well Aruba can protect herself from unwanted illegals and criminals.

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    Re: your 2nd question

    there is a good presence of Dutch marines that patrol the coast , acting similar to the US Coast Guard


    Quote Originally Posted by CK1 View Post
    "Armed robberies"... I wonder how they get the weapons into Aruba? Probably not by taken a plane. Or?

    As Aruba is so close to Venezuela and can be reached by boat, speedboat etc., I wonder how well Aruba can protect herself from unwanted illegals and criminals.

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    Anyone remember if the Seaport Casino was robbed many years ago and the robbers escaped by boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Anyone remember if the Seaport Casino was robbed many years ago and the robbers escaped by boat?
    I remember it somewhat.

    But there was another robbery of the Alhambra Casino three years ago:

    Alhambra Casino Robbed

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