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Internet Café Robbed at Gunpoint

Submitted by Mike Lee, Public Information Officer

LCPD: On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at approximately 12:38am, the Lake City Police Department responded to the Treasure Island internet café at 1472 W US Hwy 90 regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. According to the caller, two unknown black male subjects entered the casino with guns drawn. They ordered employees to the ground, and forced customers into a back room.

After securing customers, the suspects demanded money from employees, one who had been working on a gaming machine and the other who was at the cash register. After collecting the money available to them, both employees were forced into the office at gunpoint where they were ordered to lay on the ground. One suspect stole additional money from the office while the other pointed his gun at the employees.

After looting the office, the suspects fled the business. They were last seen fleeing in two separate vehicles, possible a gold unknown model SUV and an unknown color Cadillac sedan. The robbers were both wearing sky masks. One was described wearing black pants and a black hoodie and a black mask, the other was wearing a red “Nike” long sleeve pullover shirt with dark pants and a blue mask. Both were armed with handguns.

Immediately after the robbery, all of the customers fled the business while employees called 911.

“Despite our immediate response, these robbers were gone prior to our arrival. We’re asking anyone who has information about this crime, including any customers who fled the business before we arrived, to contact us,” said Lake City Police Chief Argatha Gilmore.