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Assault on San Jose Casino Leaves One Dead

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29 September 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

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Assailants stormed the El Dorado Casino in the heart of San Jose early Friday morning and killed a security guard.

The casino is located on Avenida 1, between Calle 3 and 5, in the old Banca Krystal building

The casino, located on Avenida 1 between Called 3 and 5 was hit minutes before 3:00 am by a group of up to 9 assailants, with firearms and threatening patrons and employees.

A security guard, identified as Edgar Martín Castro Naranjo, 52, who tried to foil the escape of the assailants was shot four times.

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According to the Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ), the guard was outside the building housing the casino, intervened when he realized the assault.

The robbers got away about 8 million colones (US13,000 dollars) and US$11,500 in dollars.

Including this morning’s homicide, the OIJ report 136 murders so far this year throughout the country.

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