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Victim In Taser-Toting Casino Robbery Speaks Out

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"Are you scared still? I very scared." Those words from a casino patron named Jean, who doesn't want her full identity revealed.

The damage left behind by a pair of knife and stun gun wielding bandits who attacked her on her front steps in the Northeast could still be seen. It happened early Tuesday morning just minutes after she cashed in thousands of dollars in winnings at the Sugar House casino.
 
"He punch me and try to take my purse," Jean said. "I so scared I know I have a lot of cash in there, $16,000."

Jean was injured after the bandits cut a purse containing the money from her hand and held a stun gun to her uncle's throat. They had just cashed out markers totaling over $17,000. They believe the bandits had someone watching them inside the casino.

"I think they follow me a couple of days," she explained.

Jean and her uncle are the latest victims in a string of four holdups of patrons from the Sugar House. 

All have been robbed in the early morning hours at their homes in the Northeast and South Philly. All had just left the casino, and each of the victims are Asian gamblers. In some cases, a taser was used.

"They tased them too, yes, yes," said Shawn Cheung, Jean's husband after the attack.

Jean is so shaken up by the attack on her own front steps, she can't sleep at night and is afraid to go out.

Now, her husband is installing surveillance cameras. Her family says the casino has to do more to protect gamblers.

"We all being watched. I think that they have been following us for quite some time...The casino has to beef up their security," Cheung said.   

We checked with the Pennsylvania State Police Gaming Enforcement and they tell us these are the only recent reported incidents of gamblers getting robbed after leaving the five casinos in our area.

The Sugar House released a statement saying they are cooperating fully with police and supplying surveillance tape of any activity that might help investigators nail these guy.

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