NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say an illegal gambling operation in Queens was targeted by thieves.

The suspects allegedly stole seven slot machines from an apartment at 35th Avenue and Union Street in Flushing.

Police said four men entered the apartment around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday and threatened a 27-year-old woman with a gun.

The suspects left with the slot machines, and the victim was not hurt.

Investigators believe the apartment was targeted.

So far, no arrests have been made in the robbery or illegal operation.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.


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