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Australian Gunman Holds Up Casino

20 August 2002

MELBOURNE, Australia -- As reported by the Associated Press: `` An armed man held up the high rollers' room at an Australian casino early Tuesday, escaping with a large sum of cash, a casino spokesman said.

``The robber, armed with a handgun, walked into the exclusive Mahogany Room in the Crown Casino in Melbourne and threatened two staff members before grabbing the cash and escaping in a taxi, casino spokesman Gary O'Neill told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.

```No one was injured in the robbery. It was not clear how much money was taken, though O'Neill said it was `a six-figure sum.'..."

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