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Police Raid Gambling Den in Crown Heights Building

by CrownHeights.info

Reports of gunshots inside a Crown Heights building prompted police to raid the basement unit of the Union Street building and discover a suspected illegal gambling den.

The incident occurred on Shabbos [Saturday] morning, at around 10:00am when police received a call of gunshots being fired inside 307 Troy Avenue on the corner of Union Street. Responding officers knocked on the door and were refused entry into the building.

Officers called for assistance from the Emergency Services Unit and after nearly an hour long standoff, and with officers threatening to break down the door, they were finally allowed in where they discovered some 20 men around tables with lots of gambling paraphernalia, leading police to believe that an illegal gambling den was being operated there.

All the men were detained at the time, yet no arrests have been made yet while police are still investigating and no firearms were recovered at the scene.

Police sources said that building manager or representative of the owner was on scene at the time and claimed to know nothing of the suspected gambling den.

Speaking to CrownHeights.info, one neighbor complained that the corner is a “hotspot of gang activity” and that the area never feels safe.

Sources close to the building management indicated that the tenants lease is up in a month and that they already have plans to move out.

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5 Comments To "Police Raid Gambling Den in Crown Heights Building"

#1 Comment By Funny Store On December 10, 2017 @ 11:57 am

A high end apparel store, never had a customer enter the store not one. Doesn’t even have a name.

Whatever.

#2 Comment By no surprise On December 10, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

this is no surprise to anyone who lives in the area.

that flashy shoe store is simply a front. It has never opened.

#3 Comment By Cholentmitkugel On December 10, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

Lovvve those Hot Dreidel Tables!

#4 Comment By moshe der g On December 10, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

i dont understand

the people gambling ??

were they jews ?

#5 Comment By Moshe On December 10, 2017 @ 11:50 pm

Its an online only store.