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Palm Bay Bingo Hall Raided By Armed Robbers
At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, police say the suspects entered the Country Bingo located at 4450 Dixie Highway with intent to steal cash.
According to witnesses, the males entered through the north side door and were “flashing guns” and yelling, “this is not a joke, get down this is a robbery”. Many of the patrons and employees, seen on surveillance video, immediately dropped to the floor to avoid confrontation. The suspects then went into the office and took a black briefcase containing cash and fled. There were no injuries.
The surveillance video shows three black males entering the business and one remaining outside the entrance as a “lookout”. All were wearing masks and two of the suspects wore gloves. One black male was wearing black cargo style shorts, a black t-shirt and a black ski mask. A second black male was wearing blue shorts with a white stripe, a black t-shirt and a white cloth covering his face. A third black male was wearing a black long sleeve t-shirt, black shorts and a black ski mask. The suspect outside the doorway was wearing a black t-shirt and brown shorts. No firearms were seen in the video.
Responding officers set up a perimeter and used a K9 to search for the suspects who were not located.
Anyone with information should contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000.