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Oregon man faces federal charges in casino robbery, shooting


August 23, 2022

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man is facing federal charges for allegedly robbing the Wildhorse Resort and Casino on the Umatilla Indian Reservation at gunpoint on Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon said Friday that Javier Francisco Vigil, 51, was charged with committing a Hobbs Act robbery and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Vigil entered the casino, walked to the cashier cage in the gaming area and handed the cashier a note demanding $1 million, prosecutors said. Vigil then drew a holstered pistol, pointed it at the cashier, and threatened to “bathe everyone in blood,” court documents said.


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