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Authorities seize gambling machines, cash after raiding Tallahassee internet cafes

Posted: 1:24 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 20:48:49Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thousands of dollars and numerous gambling machines have been seized after authorities raided six Tallahassee internet cafes.

The Tallahassee Police Department and Leon County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint investigation into operations at six different internet cafes in Tallahassee.

According to TPD, the joint investigation began in April after citizens complained about illegal gambling.

While the investigation was ongoing, one of the gambling establishment/internet cafe patrons was shot during an armed robbery attempt on April 16 at an internet cafe in the1200 block of Capital Circle Southeast . They say another gambling establishment/internet cafe was also robbed at gunpoint 10 days later with the suspect discharging the firearm while at the Arcade Center in the 1800 block of North MLK Boulevard .

After consultation with the State Attorney’s Office, probable cause was established for search warrants to be served at the following locations:

  • 2764 West Tennessee Street Suite 3
  • 1350 Mahan Suite C-4
  • 1214 Capital Circle Southeast Suite A
  • 3839 North Monroe Street Suite 3
  • 1363 East Lafayette Street Suite C
  • Arcade Center, 1889 North Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

During the service of the search warrants numerous gaming machines, televisions, and thousands of dollars were seized.

LCSO says no arrests have been made at this time. The investigation will continue as evidence is processed.

This is a developing story.