Queens, NY, July 2, 2012 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), released the following statement following the robbery at Resorts World at Aqueduct casino:
While I am thankful that nobody was injured during last week’s robbery, and that such incidents normally don’t occur at Resorts World, I do have serious concerns regarding the procedures that are in place which would allow an individual to take a bag of money from the cashier window, down to street level, out of the casino, across the parking lot, and escape to the street. I am interested in the possible changes in the method of notifying the police in a timely manner and the practice of monitoring a situation in progress. I will continue to advocate for the hiring of additional security personnel on the premises of the casino in an effort to create jobs and supplement the safety of the patrons there.
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Judy Close, Press Secretary
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
15th Senate District - Satellite Office
66-85 73rd Place
Middle Village, NY 11379