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Police probe HK$ 47 million chip theft by dealer

The Judiciary Police (PJ) confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating a case in which a dealer working in a casino in Nape allegedly stole chips worth over HK$47 million.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

The Judiciary Police (PJ) confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating a case in which a dealer working in a casino in Nape allegedly stole chips worth over HK$47 million. The police did not name the casino.

According to The Macau Post Daily, informed sources and online media reports said that Wynn Macau was hit by the stunning theft.
The police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.

According to unconfirmed reports circulating on the Internet, a male croupier working for a VIP club at Wynn Macau stole chips worth of around HKS48 million from the gaming table he was working at on Tuesday, and then left the casino PJ spokesman Choi Ian Fai revealed scant information on the case during a regular press conference.

Choi said that security guards of a casino in Nape reported to PJ officers stationed there at 7 a.m. on Tuesday that a dealer working in a VIP room had stolen chips worth HK$47,895,000.

According to Internet reports, the 49-year-old dealer surnamed Lei was working on the night shift from 11 p.m. on Monday to 7 a.m. on Tuesday. At 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a pit manager reportedly told the supervisor responsible for monitoring Lei’s gaming table to look after other matters elsewhere.

According to the Internet reports, no gamblers were in the VIP room when Lei suddenly put chips worth around HK$48 million from the float into a bag he had hidden under his uniform, after which he changed out of his uniform and left the casino via a guest entrance. Some of the stolen chips are said to have a nominal value of HK$1 million each.

According to Internet reports, the 49-year-old dealer surnamed Lei was working on the night shift from 11 p.m. on Monday to 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

At 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a pit manager reportedly told the supervisor responsible for monitoring Lei’s gaming table to look after other matters elsewhere.
According to the Internet reports, no gamblers were in the VIP room when Lei suddenly put chips worth around HK$48 million from the float into a bag he had hidden under his uniform, after which he changed out of his uniform and left the casino via a guest entrance. Some of the stolen chips are said to have a nominal value of HK$1 million each.

According to the Internet reports, Lei told a female dealer who witness the theft not to stop him, allegedly threatening her with a knife.

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:45 am

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