Armed men storm Lake City casino, rob employees, customers, police say

Treasure Island internet cafe robbed at gunpoint

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Police are searching for two men who robbed casino employees and customers at gunpoint in Lake City on Thursday.

The Lake City Police Department said two black men entered the Treasure Island internet cafe at 1472 W Highway 90 with guns drawn, ordered employees to the ground and forced customers into a back room.

Police said after the men collected all the money available to them from customers and employees, they then forced two employees into the office at gunpoint, ordered them to the ground and then stole additional money from the office.

Witnesses reported last seeing the men leaving in two separate vehicles -- a gold sport utility vehicle and a Cadillac sedan.

One man was wearing black pants, a black hoodie and a black mask. The other was wearing a red Nike long-sleeved pullover shirt, dark pants and a blue mask.

Police said both men were wearing ski masks and armed with handguns.

"Despite our immediate response, these robbers were gone prior to our arrival, Chief Argatha Gilmore said. " We're asking anyone who has information about this crime, including any customers who fled the business before we arrived, to contact us."

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