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Sweepstakes Business Avoids Raid by Vice Detectives But Not Armed Robber

SPRING HILL – While Detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Vice and Narcotics Unit continue to shut down illegal gambling establishments around the county, one business, that so far has avoided being raided, wasn’t able to dodge an early morning armed robbery.

That’s what officials say happened around 4:00 a.m. this morning, when an employee at the Lucky Seven Sweepstakes establishment reported being robbed at gunpoint by a black male, dressed in all black clothing, and wearing a hoodie.

Officials say the suspect fled the scene by unknown means and the victim was not injured.

Officials would not confirm if the incident was captured on video surveillance, but there are cameras positioned around the business.

There have been at least six illegal gambling establishments raided over the last few months, resulting in several arrests.

The amount of cash taken during the robbery has not been disclosed.

Officials would not confirm or deny if Lucky Seven is on their list to be shut down or how they have avoided being targeted by Vice and Narcotics Detectives so far.

Lucky Seven is located at 5165 Commercial Way and remains open for business.

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  • Why are they still open anyways they are suppose to be closing all of them not just some of them picking and choosing and arresting some and not others,

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:12 am
  • The whole gambling/sweepstakes debate I am hearing is supposed to be on the ballot this November. I for one do not oppose these places. I feel people are free to spend their money however they choose, but I feel these establishments should be kicking money back to the county by paying taxes. Now the thing with this chicken is that everyone that goes to these places socialize and talk to each other. Everyone knows everyone. Everyone knows who did it and they are looking for him. I don’t know why they won’t release the name, he’s been identified.

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 12:34 pm
  • This reply was for Tubbs

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:03 am
  • I would like to refer you to the old saying of, “Two wrongs don’t make a right”. I do get what you’re saying though, like a Robin Hood type situation. The only problem with that is sadly, the robber is probably a pill or meth head and is supporting the local drug trade lol. Which now you can say that technically, the sweepstake place has supported the local drug trade o_O

    Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 1:00 am
  • Dear Bonnie, just an observation, but there are some of these particular internet cafe’ s that have been allowed to conduct business as usual and have never got shut down, so this makes you wonder
    1. What’s so special about them?
    2. Are they the ones getting everyone
    else shut down?
    3. Is somebody getting payed off?
    It all sounds a bit “Fishy” pun intended.
    These same gamerooms dont even try to hide the fact that they pay out on the machines, hence the reason they draw so many players from Pasco county and surrounding areas. C’mon now, be fair to everyone and either open the damn things or close them all. Enough is enough. And IM NOT A PLAYER!!

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:28 pm
  • ONLY time will tell about the alleged armed robbery, by the non discrepant black guy for an unknown amount of money with the cameras conveniently not seeing anything… WAIT I think I saw this on Law and Order just the other day

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:11 am
  • I seriously doubt the sheriff is involved in any kickbacks of gambling establishments, otherwise he would not be doing raids. Personally, I would rather the sheriff office spend more time fighting drugs and investigating other criminal acts of violence.

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 8:28 am
  • You people are really ignorant To make a joke about someone being the victim of an ARMED robbery is pathetic. Thhat was a real human being who is lucky to be alive and all you can do is make jokes and slam the sheriff”s office. Where is your anger and judgement of the robber???? Dont you morons think that if the sherriff was on the take or getting kickbacks they would be quiet and let business go on quietly? Good grief May karma slap all 3 of you upside yuour heads.

    Monday, 14 May 2018, 9:26 pm
  • Si is it illegal to steal funds form a place that obtained the funds illegally in the first place??

    Maybe the robber is doing us and the Police a favor…. He he

    Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:43 pm
    • You really are one of the coldest people I have heard. I was the one robbed on mother’s Day. Punched in the face, hit in the jaw with a mans fist in anger, thrown to the floor dragged by my feet across the building. Smashed my head into the wall. And tod he was going to shot me at least thirty times. All I can say is shame on you to use that excuse to say it’s ok for any man to hit a woman like that. Because you don’t like the type of business. I wouldn’t want that to happen to you, or your mom, or your kids. I hope it never does. I am thankful to be alive and you think I deserved it because I went to work to help take care of my family, you think I don’t work for my money. No one deserves to be brutalized like that ever for any reason and I really hope they put the person responsible for doing it in jail for a long time. I can only hope none you love would be robbed beat and threatened like that. Then have people ignorant enough to say it’s ok because you don’t like the type of business. No one said you had to frequent them

      Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:59 am
      • So sorry that happened to you Connie, this world is becoming a very sad place, and you make a VERY good point point. If you dont like it, dont go.

        Thursday, 17 May 2018, 9:50 am
      • So sorry to hear this happened to you. I hope you get some peace and justice.

        Friday, 18 May 2018, 2:42 pm
  • And I am sure it is owned by friends of the sheriff

    Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:40 pm
    • Bahahaha!! Awesome comeback 👍

      Monday, 14 May 2018, 10:41 pm
  • it was probaly the sherriff undercover,just getting his beak wet

    Monday, 14 May 2018, 6:15 pm
    • By beak you mean penis?

      Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 7:51 am

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