Luxembourg casino robbery suspect acquitted
A man who was originally sentenced to 16 years in prison for robbing a Luxembourg casino, has been acquitted on appeal because of a lack of evidence.
It was alleged that Walid J had been one of four masked men band who robbed Casino 2000, in Mondorf-les-Bains, in March 2011.
The main suspect was initially given a 16-year jail sentence in February this year. On Wednesday he was acquitted.
A second man, Chady M, thought to have been the former's accomplice was acquitted at trial in February.
On March 5, 2011, a four men armed with a Kalashnikov, three revolvers and a sledgehammer entered the Casino 200 and stole 85,000.
Their car, a BMW 3 Series, stolen in Lyon, was found the next day in the late afternoon around Metz, in France.
In late September 2013, searches were conducted in the Lyon region in the presence of Luxembourg police, resulting in the arrests of several suspects.
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