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DEVELOPING: Lake City casino robbed

Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 5:14 PM EST
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LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) - Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office are on the scene of an armed robbery at a Lake City casino.

According the deputies, the robbery occurred at the Royal Dragon Casino on East Duval St. in Lake City.

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CCSO tells TV20 that the suspect was armed with a black handgun and was able to steal a safe they believe contained cash inside.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

This comes just a few weeks after one man was shot by a security guard after he opened fire inside the Q-Time 777 Casino on East Duval St. A spokesperson for CCSO said citizens are concerned.

“It is a concern to a lot of our citizens. We have heard a lot of our citizens express concern over the number of these types of businesses that are popping up in the community. A lot of times they are soft targets for these types of crimes, so that is concerning,” said Spokesperson Sergeant Steven Khachigan.

This is a developing story and TV20 will continue to provide updates.

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