Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Armed thugs steal $63,000 Super Bowl pool from The WHARF Bar/Grill in Rockaway

By Larry Celona
February 4, 2014

Three Queens thugs didn’t need to pick the right numbers to win a $63,000 Super Bowl bar pool — they just stole the pot at gunpoint on Monday, sources said.
The masked men, all carrying silver-colored handguns, stormed Wharf Bar & Grill at 416 Beach 116th St. in Rockaway Park, and pistol-whipped two employees inside, sources said.
The gunmen made off with $63,000 in cash, authorities said.
The tavern, like countless other bars across America, ran a pool where patrons bought 100 squares of a grid, accounting for all potential scores at Sunday’s big game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.


UPDATE: [provided by 100th Pct Community Council]

Approximately 1:42 pm - 416 B 116 street, The Wharf (bar/restaurant). 3 males wearing masks and gloves, armed with firearms, entered the location, pistol whipped two employees, and tied up a total of 6 employees with wire tires, removed approximately $60,000 . 1 unfired .40 cal bullet recovered at scene. No shots were fired. 2 males removed to St Johns hospital. Investigation is ongoing, including review of video. Any information can be reported to Detective Squad at (718) 318-4223 

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