Macau police have arrested four suspects including three men and women in connection to an early morning robbery at a Macau casino on Friday.
The robbers managed to overpower the guards after they pepper sprayed them and ran off with HK$3.1 million from a baccarat table at the casino.
However, in a prompt response, the police had alerted all exit points immediately to ensure that the robbers are not able to leave. Also, in less than 24 hours of the robbery, the police arrested the 4 suspects on Saturday.
According to the local media reports, all suspects are from Mainland China and are aged 20-40.
Plaza casino at Four seasons Macau was robbed at around 5:30 am on Friday. The casino is operated by Sands China, a subsidiary of the US gambling giant Las Vegas Sands.
The two robbers entered the casino, pepper-sprayed a security guard and stole gaming chips worth approximately HK$3.1 million (around $382,000).
The robbers had earlier visited the casino, and it is also reported that one of the robbers disguised himself as a woman and had visited the casino to plan the robbery.
While the arrests have been made, it is still unclear if the police have recovered the stolen chips from the casino.
Earlier in Macau, a gambler was found beaten to death by loan sharks after he failed to make a debt payment of HKD50,000 ($6,373).