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Billings Police Department investigates robbery at Powderhorn Lounge

Officers from the Billings Police Department were sent to the Powderhorn Lounge at 4912 Laurel Road on Tuesday night after a man robbed the casino by presenting an employee with a note claiming he was armed with a gun.

Two Billings casinos were robbed Tuesday night in a 30-minute window. Billings Police say there was no immediate connection between the two incidents.

The first robbery occurred at about 10:45 p.m. at the Powderhorn Lounge located at 4912 Laurel Road, said a news release from Sgt. Bret Becker, of Billings Police Department. The Powderhorn Lounge is connected to the popular Billings restaurant, The Muzzleloader Cafe. 

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30s. He is tall and skinny with short black hair. The man entered the building and handed an employee a note demanding cash. He led her to believe he had a weapon but none was observed during the robbery. 

The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. Patrons were present during the robbery but no injuries were reported. 

Another robbery took place at 11:10 p.m. at the Barrel Room located at 1027 Shiloh Crossing, according to a press release from Sgt. Pat Curry.

A woman entered the bar and casino with a bandanna over her face. She pointed her hand, which was covered to make it look like a gun, at an employee and demanded money.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot. The Barrel Room employee was not injured, the release said.

The suspect appeared to be in her 20s. She stands about 5 feet 4 inches tall and has an average build. She has tattoos above her eyebrows.

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