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Masked robbers steal up to $270K from Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens: police

Posted: 8:44 AM, Mar 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-08 08:44:54-04
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SOUTH OZONE PARK, Queens — Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Aqueduct Racetrack, where two masked men made off with up to $270,000 late Saturday night, according to the NYPD.

Two security guards and a third employee were in a hallway around 10:22 p.m. when two men wearing masks approached and pulled out guns, police said.

No one was injured during the incident, but the suspects took the victims’ cell phones and between $260,000 and $270,000, cops said.

The Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, Queens, is a thoroughbred horse racing facility and the only racetrack in New York City. The racetrack shares the same address as Resorts World Casino, according to police.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).