Police Hunt Armed Robbers Who Robbed Brooklyn Mahjong Parlor Twice
Local authorities are on the lookout for a trio of armed robbers who stole from a mahjong parlor in Brooklyn twice in the span of three days last month.
The robbers, described by the New York Police Department as Hispanic men in their 20s, reportedly took thousands of dollars from the players inside the establishment situated on Ninth Ave. at 52nd St. in Sunset Park.
According to the police, the group first hit the gaming room just before 11:25 a.m. on Dec. 16. They were able to take away $2,300 from the clients by taking their wallets, cash, and smartphones at gunpoint. They then made their return to the establishment at about 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. Their score for the second hit was around $7,300 worth of cash and phones, NY Daily News reports.
While the suspects wore masks and dark clothing during the robberies, camera footage reportedly captured a clear view of at least one of their faces.
While the mahjong parlor was deemed by the authorities to be an illegal operation, it was not reported if anyone running it will be facing charges.
Anyone with information about the suspects is urged by authorities to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.