Friday, June 3, 2011
Armed Robbers Make Off With 80K At Boro Park Bowling Alley
Two armed robbers hit pay dirt when they stuck up a Brooklyn bowling alley -- hauling away $80,000 in cash that had just been collected for tournament winners.
An employee of the bowling alley had just walked out Maple Lanes' back door, on 60th Street near 16th Avenue, at about 4 p.m. Wednesday when the gunmen forced him back inside, police sources said.
The thieves hit one worker in the head with the butt of a gun, then rounded up the four employees in the place, ordered them to lie face down on the floor, and proceeded to bind their hands with duct tape, the sources said.
The thugs, each described as wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a cap, then stuffed the money into a trash bag and fled.
The cash had been collected earlier in the day as proceeds for three bowling leagues. Some of it had been earmarked for tourney winners later in the day.
None of the employees reported suffering any serious injuries, police said.