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Last Updated: Monday, 15 November, 2004, 17:01 GMT
Reward offered after casino raid
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Casino staff were threatened by the robbers
A Nottingham casino is offering a 25,000 reward to catch armed robbers who raided the club.

The two men, armed with a gun and a hammer, forced their way into the Victoria Club on Sunday evening.

They threatened casino staff, managed to get into the cash cage, then escaped with what is thought to be a substantial amount of cash.

It is understood a third person was involved - driving a getaway car parked at the top of the street.

Police have started an investigation and have interviewed staff at the scene.

Casino manager George Atkins said: "The reason we are offering such a large amount is to send a very clear message to the community that we actually take this very seriously.

"We are very, very keen to work with the police to apprehend and convict these particular individuals.

"This sort of thing really must be stamped out in the city centre of Nottingham."

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