Shots fired during attempted armed robbery at Potawatomi Bingo Casino

The WTMJ News Team

Shots fired during attempted armed robbery at Potawatomi Bingo Casino

By The WTMJ News Team. CREATED Jul 25, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul 25, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Police are searching for clues involving what Milwaukee Police say was an attempted armed robbery involving shots fired at a security guard at Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Monday morning.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady reports that the man stole a money box inside the casino, and as a security guard approached him, he fired shots in the parking lots and fled the scene.

Flashing police lights surrounded the casino at about 3:00 a.m. Monday after, police say, the man tried to rob the casino.

McCrady reports that he held a gun up to the vault's main banker, demanding keys to the lock box.

She refused and ran away, but he was still able to grab a money box.

Police then said the robber ran for the door, dropped the money and made it to his SUV.

He came to face to face with a security guard, then opened fire.

No one was hurt, but the robber was able to get away.

The robber fled in a black Ford Explorer without a license plate, heading onto I-94 toward Chicago.

"The safety and security of our guests is our top priority," a Potawatomi spokesperson told TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.

Police believe he acted alone.