Two men were arrested last week for a casino arcade armed robbery in Florida. Police were expected to question the duo about a number of other thefts and robberies at arcades in the region.
Two men, believed to be from Philadelphia and Cape Coral, Fla., were charged for a holdup at a store in Cape Coral. Each is charged with robbery with a firearm.
They were taken to the Lee County Jail on Friday. They appeared in a Florida court on Saturday. The two were still in custody at the jail as of Sunday morning.
The incident started when the duo entered the arcade. Chito is said to have pulled out a handgun and demanded money.
Two men matching the description of Chito and Myers were spotted by a patron in the parking lot of Coral Palace Arcade, located in Cape Coral. An arcade employee was notified by the patron about the suspicious men.
According to the statement from the Cape Coral Police Department, the employee locked the doors and the two suspects left the parking lot.
There were video cameras in the lot. The footage was reviewed by police. Local police used a photo of their car and license plate to track down the suspects.
Chito was located by police at a motel. He was caught the same way as Myers. The gun used in the crime was seized by the police.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office told WINK that Chito will face charges for a recent armed robbery at the Lucky Turtle Arcade. WINK said that an armed suspect put a gun to an employee’s head.
The employee was told to open the safe and take the money. It was not known how much money was taken.
WINK said Chito and Myers are being investigated for similar incidents at other arcades. Information on the incidents is being exchanged by law enforcement agencies.
Two men stole about $18,000 from The Vegas Experience on Wednesday night. It is a gaming venue.
WINK said that there was an attempted robbery last week at the Arcade Black Horse. One of the suspects had a weapon. The suspects did not get any money before they left the venue.
There is a problem with theft at casinos and arcades. A man is accused of robbing a woman at a casino in Las Vegas. She had won a lot of money. Samuel Schmid, who is now facing charges, is accused of grabbing her pocketbook and fleeing the gaming venue.
Gibellina was killed by the suspect’s SUV after she drove away. A second suspect, James Garvey Holmes, 54, was also taken into custody and is facing charges.