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TPD, LCSO continue to investigate gambling establishments in Tallahassee

Posted at 11:29 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 11:32:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tallahassee police say 10 people were arrested this month during an investigation into local illegal gambling establishments.

In April 2019, after receiving numerous citizen complaints regarding illegal gambling, the Tallahassee Police Department took part in a joint operation with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office to investigate suspected gambling establishments/internet cafés/arcades.

TPD says armed robberies occurred at two of the establishments in the same month with a firearm being discharged inside the building.

As a result, six search warrants were subsequently served and the establishments closed.

Investigators assigned to TPD’s Special Investigations Section have continued to investigate illegal gambling establishments and internet cafés/arcades.

During the month of October, TPD arrested 10 people in connection with gambling and keeping a gambling house.

These arrests were made at 1350 Mahan Drive Unit C4 and 2720 Blair Stone Road Unit C. Two .40 caliber handguns were seized from the location on Blair Stone Road.

One firearm had been previously reported stolen to TPD in 2017.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about illegal gambling establishments/internet cafés to contact them at (850) 891-4200. To remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.