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Criminals target Santa Clara bingo halls
Posted on: 03/20/2014
Santa Clara police investigators believe a robbery ring responsible for multiple armed robberies around Santa Clara University could also be involved with the recent string of thefts at local bingo halls.
Last month at Aqua Maids Bingo Hall an elderly woman was pistol whipped after walking out of the bingo hall with her winnings, and earlier this month two armed robbers were able to make out with wads of cash from the same hall. The hall has multiple cameras and a guard, but no armed security. According to owners they would rather not make a bad situation worse and would prefer to lose money instead of lives.
So far Santa Clara police have been able to make four arrests in connection to the bingo hall robberies. Robbery suspects: Christopher jones and Deandre Egu who posed as players, and two of their accomplices.