(CBS/AP) Four heavily armed robbers who stormed a poker tournament in a luxury hotel and escaped with a hefty cut of the jackpot are still on the run, German police said Monday.
CBS News Correspondent Richard Roth reports that the men were armed with machetes and guns and shouted “Armed Robbery!” before storming the downtown Berlin Grand Hyatt hotel on Saturday afternoon. The men forced hotel employees to hand them at least part of the tournament’s jackpot money, which stood at $1.36 million.
Inside the poker room, panic spread among the participants and at least seven people were injured while trying to escape, police spokesman Guido Busch said. Some dove under card tables, while others raced for the exit, Roth reports.