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    This is awful we have good friends in that casino hope they are all OK. Also hilton casino is shut tonight anyone know why?

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    There is a military ops ship that has been off the coast all day, the HNLMS FRIESLAND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeaveTheKidsWithMom View Post
    There is a military ops ship that has been off the coast all day, the HNLMS FRIESLAND.
    I think that has nothing to do with the robbery of the Excelsior Casino.

    There is an article in Amigoe, here is the google translation (picture at the link):

    Reception with salute for Friesland PDF Print E-mail
    Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 14:00

    ORANGE CITY - For those who thought that there was a war broke out this morning in Oranjestad: they were only salutes to the new station ship Zr. Ms. Friesland to welcome in Aruba. On the headland near restaurant The West Deck stood an honor guard of the Militia Aruba with a Dutch flag. First they fired from the Friesland, which was answered from the shore with 21 gun salute. The Dutch flag was lowered and hoisted the flag of the Governor of Aruba, after which a second salute sounded for the Governor, met with the military salute. The Zr. Ms. Friesland until March 2016 Caribbean ship station. It is a Oceangoing Patrol Vessel (OPV) and has a permanent crew of 55 people and a private helicopter. Main task of the ship is conducting counter-drug operations, which recently resulted in a catch of 440 kilos of cocaine off the coast of Colombia. The Friesland is working with the Coast Guard and can also be used for disaster relief after a hurricane for instance.

    http://www.amigoe.com/aruba/216000-o...voor-friesland

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    I wrote to the Holiday Inn last night to voice my concern and I received this back today;
    I would like to first thank you for your continued loyalty to our Resort and IHG , the incident that occurred at the Excelsior casino was indeed a rare but unfortunate incident,thankfully no one was hurt , however please know that we take the safety of our guests and our employees very serious , we have reviewed both our security measures and have met with the Casino team who have also reviewed their security measures in order to insure we are maintaining all reasonable safety measures in place , let me assure you that your safety and that of all our guests and employees continues to be a top priority for us and we will continue evaluating our procedures and practices in our quest to provide a safe and pleasant resort environment for all of our guests , visitors and our employees.
    With Kind Regards

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    Great response. Really can't ask for much more!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Your right Jacki, I didn't think I would hear back from them but...they said,,,,,thankfully no one was hurt. The paper read that one of the employees was struck with a gun and was hurt.
    At least they did respond. : )

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    Here is an update (in Spanish):

    Google Translation:

    Two Venezuelan investigating robbery in Aruba
    Three men robbed a casino and loaded with a huge sum

    THE UNIVERSAL
    Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00 AM

    Two Venezuelans and one Aruban, are investigated by the police on the island of Aruba for their alleged involvement in a robbery millionaire against a casino.

    According to information published by the news portal of the island, called noticiacla.com theft was committed on Monday 26 October by a trio of heavily armed anti-social who managed to enter the Excelsior casino, located in the Holiday Inn hotel, where after dominating and tying four men charged with the security of the facility, was charged with a large sum of money in dollars and guilders, some versions say the amount stolen would reach a million dollars.

    The subjects were able to evade the troops and fled to an unknown destination to the authorities, so that an operation to close the piers was activated to prevent the escape of alleged antisocial of the island, who left abandoned the vehicle in which They moved.

    Police authorities appointed a special team to investigate the theft, headed by the Public Prosecutor of Aruba according to the information provided by the police spokesman Liliana Rasmijn.

    Police spokeswoman noted that while initially there was talk of two Venezuelans involved in the assault, "until now has not confirmed the nationality of the perpetrators, because the only information we have about their identity is speaking Spanish.

    http://www.eluniversal.com/sucesos/1...-robo-en-aruba

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    Google translation:

    Publicado el Miercoles, 28 de Octubre del 2015

    VENEZUELA: Police special team looking for robbers Casino in Aruba

    VENEZUELA: special police team looking for robbers Casino in Aruba / Dossier 33 / A special police unit was activated Monday in Aruba after the robbery occurred at the Excelsior Casino located in the Holiday Inn hotel, near Palm Beach the island.

    He said working together with the Venezuelan Public Ministry to resolve this incident on Monday 26 early in the morning, Liliana Rasmijn confirmed, police spokesman Aruba noticiacla.com the information portal. Rasmijn said that intensified control land and sea along the island to prevent the three criminals fled the Caribbean country.

    The checks point to those who want to leave the island through the port, the airport and costs for which the police installed a vehicle control in each district.

    Although so far no identity of the three robbers are known, according to the testimony of the four employees who were subjected during the robbery casino, it would be two Venezuelans and an Aruban although the version has not been confirmed.

    On Tuesday in the early morning police found a suspect who gave voice high and not stop until it locks car followed. Two people were arrested in this procedure.

    So far the exact figure of the spoils is unknown, but it was known that criminals charged with several thousand dollars and guilders.

    http://www.entornointeligente.com/ar...asino-en-Aruba

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    Sometimes these translations leave more questions than they answer! What the heck is "suspect who gave voice high and not stop until it locks car followed"?
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    Haha I thought the same! Maybe he screamed lol

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