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Reports: $180K stolen in Atlantic City casino heist

Two masked thieves stole more than $180,000 from an Atlantic City casino Monday morning, according to multiple media reports.

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Police say two suspects entered Caesars Atlantic City around 6 a.m. and at least one of them pulled out a gun before stealing two plastic boxes containing more than $180,000 in cash, NBC 10 in Philadelphia reported. The robbers then fled in a car.

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The New Jersey State Police Gaming Bureau is investigating the case, indicating the robbery occurred within the casino, according to the Press of Atlantic City. City police deal with matters related to the hotel and public areas.

Trooper Alina Spies confirmed to USA TODAY that New Jersey State Police were investigating a robbery of an undisclosed amount from an Atlantic City casino, but was unable to provide any further information.

Spies said that a press release regarding the investigation was expected Tuesday morning.

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The robbery comes amid a crisis for Atlantic City casinos, which have seen declining revenue for the past eight years.

By William Cummings, USA Today