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Cape gaming venue robbed

By Staff | Oct 20, 2011

Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at a gaming venue.

At 12:19 a.m. Wednesday, Cape Coral police responded to 7 Sweepstakes, 428 Del Prado Blvd. N. Witnesses stated that three men entered wearing all black clothing, ski masks and gloves, while displaying handguns.

Two of the robbers took purses and cell phones from the patrons, while the third took the cashier to the office in an attempt to steal cash, according to a report. All three fled with the belongings and undisclosed amount of cash.

There were no injuries reported during the incident.

At the time of the robbery, there were five patrons at the venue.

Anyone with information can contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 574-3223, or submit a tip by texting “CCPD” plus the message to CRIMES or by visiting: www.capecops.com. Tipsters can also contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at (800) 780-TIPS (8477) and be eligible for a cash reward.