Macau | Chips stolen from VIP room in Wynn Macau, culprit's identity known - sources

Sources close to the matter told MNA on Thursday that the recent robbery involving HK$48 million-face value gambling chips occurred at a VIP room at the Wynn Macau property, with a 49-year old croupier working in the VIP room having stolen some 30 chips valued at HK$1 million each

Macau (MNA) – The HK$48 million-face value gambling chips robbery disclosed yesterday by the Macau SAR Judiciary Police (PJ) occurred in a VIP room at the Wynn Macau property in the Macau peninsula, sources knowledgeable about the case told MNA on Thursday.

The chips were stolen by a 49-year old croupier surnamed Lei who worked in the same VIP room, with sources believing the man took some 30 chips valued at HK$1 million each in addition to chips of smaller amounts.

Camera footage of the theft was recorded by the property CCTV vigilance circuit.

The Gaming Inspection and Co-ordination Bureau (DICJ) announced on Wednesday it is working with the PJ on the case.

Enquired about the issue, Wynn Macau Ltd. told MNA that ‘the matter is now being handled by the police.’

The PJ responded to our inquiries by saying that the case ‘had no further updates as of now.’

[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]

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