Men sought after robbing Bingo Palace

PALATKA, Fla. – Police in Palatka are investigating an armed robbery at Bingo Palace that happened Monday morning.

Officers were called to the robbery on St. Johns Avenue about 10 a.m.

Police said that as employees were opening Monday morning, two men approached them from inside the building, both armed with handguns and dressed in black clothing.

One was wearing what appeared to be women's stockings on his face with eye holes and a mouth hole cut out, police said. They said the second was wearing what appeared to be a black ski mask.

Both robbers were described as black men, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, one thin and the other medium build.

Police said they demanded money from the cashier, then forcefully took the money and fled on foot onto Second Street.

Two people in the Bingo Palace received minor injuries during the robbery during the hands on confrontation initiated by the robbers, police said.

Police said they thought they had tracked the robbers to an apartment complex but did not find them.

Anyone with any information about the robbers' identities or whereabouts is asked to call the Palatka Police Department at 904-329-0115, the crime tip hotline at 904-329-0170 or through Putnam County dispatch at 904-329-0801.