08/26/2014 10:15AM

Robber steals $100,000 from Hialeah money room


An unidentified man wearing a mask made off with an estimated $100,000 from the money room at Hialeah Park on Sunday after subduing an elderly employee of the track, local police said.

The man, who also was wearing gloves, confronted the employee in a hallway near the money room, gained access to the money room, and then struck and bound the employee before stuffing a bag full of cash, according to Carl Zogby, a spokesman for the Hialeah Police Department. Zogby said the department has no leads on the robbery because the only witness was the employee, who is in his mid-70s.

“He could only provide very limited information,” Zogby said. “The man was taller than him, so probably 5-foot-10, and he was sure it was a man. He couldn’t even provide race because the man was wearing gloves. All he could see was his eyes.”

Hialeah has estimated that the robber made off with $100,000 to $150,000, Zogby said. The track was not conducting live racing at the time but was open for simulcasting. Most racetracks keep large amounts of cash in their money rooms, which are typically the most secure areas of the facility.

Walter More than 1 year ago
A six figure score at the track! That's not an easy feat. I hope the guard is not injured.
redboy More than 1 year ago
Way to go Clyde I mean Grampa,stick with your story Bonnie should be safe at the retirement home by now.
gabriel candelaria More than 1 year ago
Any person making a bet at the ponies, can relate to the Classic "Let it ride" movie.
John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
Main surprise that a track that handle less the 100k on site would have that much cash around. Maybe an insurance investigator is on his/her way ?
George Brabec More than 1 year ago
Probably watched "The Killing".
Reed Galinac More than 1 year ago
Have to consider this a pseudo-inside job - or at least fairly well cased. I've been to a hundred tracks, and I'm not sure I could tell you where the money room is in any of them. Guy had to know where to go and, particularly, that the security was lacking, to attempt such an otherwise insane move and walk away clean...at least for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice. The only way to win at track. Hope old man is ok !!!!
redboy More than 1 year ago
Might as well just hang the keys outside the door with a sign that reads open at will. LOL ,grampa guarding Fort Knox.
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
They'd steal the keys...
Joey W More than 1 year ago
There is a call for Dr. Jay Trotter
Gregory More than 1 year ago
Go fast and win
Reed Galinac More than 1 year ago
Robber is having a very...good...day. (Jokes aside -- Like everyone else, I hope the guard is a-ok.)
John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
It was a great movie !