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Bally's Casino in Tunica robbed, police search for suspect

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Anyone who has information about the suspect, or can identify him, is encouraged to call Tunica Crime Stoppers at 662.910.0400. Anyone who has information about the suspect, or can identify him, is encouraged to call Tunica Crime Stoppers at 662.910.0400.
TUNICA, MS -
(WMC) - An early morning attempted at Bally's Casino in Tunica is the second one in a little over a month. Around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, deputies say a man in a black and white warm-up suit walked into the casino and demanded money. 

Deputies were able to capture a surveillance shot of the suspect. They say when he approached the cashier, the weapon discharged.

For customers inside at the time, the scene was chaotic. 

"Only thing I heard was something like 'pow' and you know, I didn't pay no attention because I got my mind on my money and I ain't got my mind on what's going on," said Vince Morgan.

Deputies say the man ran away after his gun went off.  No one was injured and no cash was taken. 

"I've always said that you can have the best security in the world but that only keeps innocent people to do right.  A criminal will try anything, said Commander Cedric Davis.

This most recent robbery could be connected to a similar robbery that happened at Bally's last month. 

"No patrons or casino employees were injured and we are very thankful for that because it easily could've been a tragedy," said Davis.

Morgan says casinos should take a closer look at safety. He said putting in metal detectors might be a good idea because you never know when someone is carrying a gun.

"I ain't gonna say I feel safe, cause you know I can't feel safe and people got guns up in there," added Morgan.

While's Bally's security could not comment on the matter, they hope someone recognizes the man and turns him in to police. If you know this suspect or where he might be, call Tunica County Crimestoppers at 662-910-0400.

There is a $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. 

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