Man Robbed of $10,000 Won at Casino

A 62-year-old Chinese immigrant said two men robbed him as he was returning home from the Hammond Casino.

By Alise Blunk
|  Thursday, Dec 8, 2011  |  Updated 9:35 AM CDT
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Man Robbed of $10,000 Won at Casino

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Police are investigating a report from a 62-year-old Chinese immigrant that said two men robbed him of more than $10,000 he won at the Hammond Casino early Wednesday morning.

There was a call of an armed robbery in the 2200 block of South Princeton Avenue after 2:15 a.m., according to Chicago Police News Affairs, and when police and fire paramedics arrived at the scene they found a man bleeding with a cut on his forehead.

The victim told police he was attacked by two men as he was walking to the front door of his Chinatown apartment after coming home from the Hammond Casino, and one man was armed with a handgun.

The gunman struck the victim on the head with the weapon, the victim's son William Chan told the Tribune, and the two men took more than $10,000 in cash and casino chips from the victim.

Both men fled south on Princeton and remain at large Wednesday morning, according to reports.

Chan and his father are meeting with detectives, as it is unclear why Chan's father was attacked.

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