QUEENS — The city's first casino was robbed Friday, police said, a week after reports revealed that Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct had pulled in more slot machine cash than any other center in the United States.
The unarmed robber passed a demand note, asking for money and acted as if he had a handgun in the waistband of his pants, police said.
When the teller gave him the cash, he took off police said, making made off with $63,000, according to the New York Post.
The robber is in his thirties and 5-foot-8, and he was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers, police said.
The robbery came after state records showed that the lucrative Aquaduct gambling facility in Ozone Park had raked in $57.5 million from the slot machines in the month of May.
Local officials have expressed concerns that the racetrack casino has caused a spike in nearby crime since it opened in the neighborhood in October, 2011.
Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477).