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Casino Winner Robbed And Killed

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Authorities have identified the man who they say went from big winnings at a Southern California casino to death at the hands of robbers. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said Saturday there are no suspects and no arrests in the death of 55-year-old Chi Ngoc Bui (CHEE-NOK-BOO-ee) of Westminster, who was run down by robbers in Santa Ana just after winning several thousand dollars at Hawaiian Gardens Casino.

Bui was driving a woman home when the robbers cut them off, tried to wrestle away an envelope of money, then ran Bui down as they fled. A knife and $20 bills were scattered near the body. Bertagna says it was not clear exactly how much money Bui had or what the robbers got. The woman was not hurt.

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