Sunday Day At The Races Ends in Armed Robbery
CHRISTIANSTED – A stolen vehicle showed up at the Racino at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track about 11:40 p.m. Sunday and an armed robbery took place, according to police.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle drove up to the entrance of the Racino in Estate Manning’s Bay, south of the Henry Rohlsen Airport, where several individuals went into the establishment with guns and demanded money from patrons and staff, police said.
The suspects fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash and exchanged gunfire with security personnel as they drove off. The vehicle was recovered minutes after the robbery in the vicinity of Home Depot, abandoned by the suspects.
Members of the K9 and Special Operations Unit were summoned to the scene and conducted a search for the suspects with negative results. Detectives are continuing their investigation into this crime.