Heists

Masked Men Rob Swiss Casino

A gang of 10 armed masked men dressed in black pulled up in two silver Audis to a Swiss casino at about 4 a.m. Sunday and smashed the front door with a sledgehammer. The French-speaking men ran inside the Grand Casino, near Basel, and ordered everyone to hit the floor, as some men ran to the basement and upper floors to empty the registers. They shot at the strong room, but couldn’t break the lock; still, they managed to loot “several hundreds of thousands” of dollars, police said. A guard and a customer were lightly injured after being stepped on or hit, and a woman who accidentally drove between the getaway cars was pulled from her vehicle and beaten.