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Police have made a sixth arrest connected with the raid on July 11 of two businesses operating as Internet cafes.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Bert French was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges of keeping a gambling house, conducting a lottery for money and owning a slot machine.

Two Internet cafes were raided and five people arrested Friday in what Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said was an investigation into illegal gambling.

Storefronts operating under the name "Senior Social Centers" on Normandy and Blanding boulevards were raided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in a joint operation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office.

Rutherford said these businesses were offering slot machine and other gambling play on computer terminals.

"It is clear these businesses were offering casino-style games of chance," Rutherford said at the time.

Undercover officers said they had documented the gambling by using the online games. He said they won up to $136, but more often lost money using the terminals.

The day of the raids, five employees of the two businesses were arrested on charges of possession of a gambling device and keeping a gambling house. Shonderika Lowery, Gynarva Monroe, Antonio Hodges, Joyce McCaffrey and Felicia Maxwell were all arrested and booked into the Duval County jail Friday afternoon.  

JSO booking photos of (from left) Felicia Maxwell, Joyce McCaffrey, Gynarva Monroe, Shonderika Lowery and Antonio Hodges

Patrons at businesses when they were raided were questioned and released without facing any charges.

Those two locations had been raided in April operating as locations of "Pete's Retreat," but no arrests were made in that investigation.  They had reopened under the new names.

In a statewide crackdown on the Internet gaming centers last year, 49 Allied Veterans of the World locations were closed and 57 people were arrested on racketeering, gambling and money laundering charges. A Jacksonville lawyer -- Kelly Mathis -- who prosecutors called the mastermind of the scheme, was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison.

The sheriff said he wants to be clear to those who keep reopening these businesses that he will not tolerate illegal gambling in Jacksonville.

"If you're given payouts through these machines, you can pretty much guarantee they're illegal," Rutherford said. "That's the message. If you're out there running them, we may be in your place doing an undercover operation today."

The sheriff is also warning landlords of these facilities, to be aware that they could also face prosecution for housing the internet cafes as tenants.

"For those owners who wish support and invest in these illegal gambling practices, I can assure you that you are throwing away your valued resources in the trash. Those who have continued in the past we often seize exemplars in these operations and we are now seizing every piece of electronics in the business used to commit the crime," said Rutherford.  

Authorities in South California swooped down on two internet cafes and closed down the businesses on grounds of illegal online gambling. Two people were arrested and over 70 computers were seized. Both businesses are located in Corvina, San Gabriel Valley and the police busts took place within a short space of one another.

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Using a search warrant, the police entered Quick Connect internet cafe this week and arrested the store manager, Sheryl Duston on suspicion of possessing slot devices. The police say that the store’s claim that it sold computer and cellphone accessories as a main line of business was actually a front for illegal online gambling operations.  36 computer sets and other equipment were removed from the location.

An article by NBC revealed how Quick Connect worked as an online gambling business.  Customers paid up front at the desk, with cash transferred into points and a pin number.  Players then entered their pin number into one of the computers and were able to redeem points for cash when they were finished gambling.

The other premises raided were of Tel Expo internet cafe on North Azusa Avenue, which also claimed to sell accessories for phones and other paraphernalia.  The modus operandi of this business was slightly different, according to police.  Customers would purchase a pre-paid ‘phone card’ with a pin number, which would then be entered into the computer and allow customers access to slot machines and poker type games.

In the cases of Tel Expo, as well, the owner, 21 year old Henry Hakopian was arrested by police and nearly 40 computer devices were confiscated from the premises.

In recent years, the California Bureau of Gaming Control issued an Advisory that state law prohibits “so-called ‘Internet café’s’ that sell Internet time or phone cards in conjunction with a ‘promotional sweepstakes.’”

 

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Police have made a sixth arrest connected with the raid on July 11 of two businesses operating as Internet cafes.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Bert French was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges of keeping a gambling house, conducting a lottery for money and owning a slot machine.

Two Internet cafes were raided and five people arrested Friday in what Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said was an investigation into illegal gambling.

Storefronts operating under the name "Senior Social Centers" on Normandy and Blanding boulevards were raided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in a joint operation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office.

Rutherford said these businesses were offering slot machine and other gambling play on computer terminals.

"It is clear these businesses were offering casino-style games of chance," Rutherford said at the time.

Undercover officers said they had documented the gambling by using the online games. He said they won up to $136, but more often lost money using the terminals.

The day of the raids, five employees of the two businesses were arrested on charges of possession of a gambling device and keeping a gambling house. Shonderika Lowery, Gynarva Monroe, Antonio Hodges, Joyce McCaffrey and Felicia Maxwell were all arrested and booked into the Duval County jail Friday afternoon.  

JSO booking photos of (from left) Felicia Maxwell, Joyce McCaffrey, Gynarva Monroe, Shonderika Lowery and Antonio Hodges

Patrons at businesses when they were raided were questioned and released without facing any charges.

Those two locations had been raided in April operating as locations of "Pete's Retreat," but no arrests were made in that investigation.  They had reopened under the new names.

In a statewide crackdown on the Internet gaming centers last year, 49 Allied Veterans of the World locations were closed and 57 people were arrested on racketeering, gambling and money laundering charges. A Jacksonville lawyer -- Kelly Mathis -- who prosecutors called the mastermind of the scheme, was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison.

The sheriff said he wants to be clear to those who keep reopening these businesses that he will not tolerate illegal gambling in Jacksonville.

"If you're given payouts through these machines, you can pretty much guarantee they're illegal," Rutherford said. "That's the message. If you're out there running them, we may be in your place doing an undercover operation today."

The sheriff is also warning landlords of these facilities, to be aware that they could also face prosecution for housing the internet cafes as tenants.

"For those owners who wish support and invest in these illegal gambling practices, I can assure you that you are throwing away your valued resources in the trash. Those who have continued in the past we often seize exemplars in these operations and we are now seizing every piece of electronics in the business used to commit the crime," said Rutherford.  

Police have made a sixth arrest connected with the raid on July 11 of two businesses operating as Internet cafes.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 45-year-old Bert French was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges of keeping a gambling house, conducting a lottery for money and owning a slot machine.

Two Internet cafes were raided and five people arrested Friday in what Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said was an investigation into illegal gambling.

Storefronts operating under the name "Senior Social Centers" on Normandy and Blanding boulevards were raided by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in a joint operation with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office.

Rutherford said these businesses were offering slot machine and other gambling play on computer terminals.

"It is clear these businesses were offering casino-style games of chance," Rutherford said at the time.

Undercover officers said they had documented the gambling by using the online games. He said they won up to $136, but more often lost money using the terminals.

The day of the raids, five employees of the two businesses were arrested on charges of possession of a gambling device and keeping a gambling house. Shonderika Lowery, Gynarva Monroe, Antonio Hodges, Joyce McCaffrey and Felicia Maxwell were all arrested and booked into the Duval County jail Friday afternoon.  

JSO booking photos of (from left) Felicia Maxwell, Joyce McCaffrey, Gynarva Monroe, Shonderika Lowery and Antonio Hodges

Patrons at businesses when they were raided were questioned and released without facing any charges.

Those two locations had been raided in April operating as locations of "Pete's Retreat," but no arrests were made in that investigation.  They had reopened under the new names.

In a statewide crackdown on the Internet gaming centers last year, 49 Allied Veterans of the World locations were closed and 57 people were arrested on racketeering, gambling and money laundering charges. A Jacksonville lawyer -- Kelly Mathis -- who prosecutors called the mastermind of the scheme, was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison.

The sheriff said he wants to be clear to those who keep reopening these businesses that he will not tolerate illegal gambling in Jacksonville.

"If you're given payouts through these machines, you can pretty much guarantee they're illegal," Rutherford said. "That's the message. If you're out there running them, we may be in your place doing an undercover operation today."

The sheriff is also warning landlords of these facilities, to be aware that they could also face prosecution for housing the internet cafes as tenants.

"For those owners who wish support and invest in these illegal gambling practices, I can assure you that you are throwing away your valued resources in the trash. Those who have continued in the past we often seize exemplars in these operations and we are now seizing every piece of electronics in the business used to commit the crime," said Rutherford.  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

For the past two years, News4Jax has told viewers stories of Internet cafes around town that have been shut down when the state says they're illegal, then reopened with new games. Each time the owners told News4Jax the new games are legal, and then police seem to go shut them down again.

The latest raids were this past Friday when two west side Internet cafes were shut down.

News4Jax is looking at the legal aspect of this to find out why the owners continually say they're legal and then wind up arrested.

Each time the Internet cafes re-opened, the owners said they had changed the technology of the games and took away the possibility of chance, meaning it's not gambling and it's legal.

But after another round of arrests and with more likely coming around Jacksonville, the state of Florida told News4Jax there's a group of lawyers in Jacksonville giving the Internet cafe operators bad advice and it's costing them jail time.

The latest arrests were in two raids on Normandy and Blanding boulevards Friday. Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford said there are more undercover operations going on right now to shut these places down.

News4Jax asked why the facilities keep getting shut down, then re-opening, then shut down again by police. Both sides said they're on the right side of the law.

"It seems like we continually have attorney or attorneys. That seems to be continuing, to be willing to say this is legal and put their necks out saying this is legal," said the Attorney General's Office.

Local attorney Gene Nichols is familiar with many of these cases, particularly the highest profile case where local attorney Kelly Mathis was convicted for an Internet cafe scam with Allied Veterans.

"I would be shocked to know there's a lawyer out there who's telling someone specifically and putting it in paper that what you are doing is legal," said Nichols. "What I would suspect is lawyers are advising clients, especially because of Kelly Mathis, this may be legal, this may not be legal. Here's what the law says, here's what I think."

Nichols said the problem is the law the legislature passed last year banning Internet cafes and calling them illegal gambling can only be worded so well. Since the manufacturers of these gaming machines can change the software just a bit to get around the wording of the law, these places keep opening.

But law enforcement has zero tolerance for them. So what this means is a jury will have to determine if the operators of these cafes are in fact breaking the law.

"It is absolutely feasible they could win in court because it just depends on what they are now doing. The changes in technology -- does that violate Florida statute? The law that -- does have some loopholes," said Nichols.

Nichols said he suspects during the next legislative session they will tweak the law to close some of these loopholes. The issue will be there is some legal gambling in Florida on Indian reservations and places like the dog track. So the wording of the law is tricky because it can't be too overly broad or it could affect those operations.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger described them as gambling halls disguised as Internet cafes that benefitted disadvantaged military veterans.

More than 50 people were arrested. One was Chase Burns, the 38-year-old Oklahoma man who came up with the computer software used in the storefronts that transformed personal computers into virtual slot machines.

He pleaded no contest to two counts of helping set up an illegal lottery in February and was placed on one year of probation.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach ruled Friday that all of his seized property, including a yacht and cattle company, had to be returned.

That's estimated at tens of millions of dollars.

The court agreed with Burns and his lawyer, Robert Leventhal of Orlando, that because none of the property was in Florida, it was not covered by the state's forfeiture laws.

Several months ago, Bondi's office and Burns agreed to a settlement that would have allowed Florida and the Sheriff's Office to keep a combined $7 million, but the Sheriff's Office did not sign off on it, according to court records.

In Friday's ruling, the appeals court ordered both agencies to return to Burns all of the seized money and property. It also ordered them to pay Burns' legal bills.

Bondi's office had no response, except to say it was studying the ruling.

The Sheriff's Office said it would not say why it had rejected the settlement until next week nor provide details on how much money was at stake.

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Updated at 6:50 p.m.

A warrant has been issued for one of two men accused of the armed robbery of an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night.

Deontre Ulysses Randall is a suspect in the 11:30 p.m. Monday armed robbery of Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to a release by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk who called in the robbery report told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News. 

Randal is described as 21-year-old black man who weighs 170 pounds. The sheriff’s office says an additional warrant for the second suspect is “forthcoming.”  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the release.  

The release included a message to Randall: “This (w)arrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.”

In the event that Randall does not heed that advice, anyone with information on Deontre Ulysses Randall’s whereabouts or the second suspect can call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez at 910-650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister at 910-787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln at 910-750-2484; Capt. Darden at 910-787-4232; Sheriff Brown at 910-340-6200; your local law enforcement agency; or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to reveal their identity.

 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, Brown said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

 

Updated at 6:20 p.m.

From the Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

A Warrant has been issued for Deontre Ulysses Randall, BM, 21YO, 170 lbs, for armed robbery of the Lucky Time Internet Café that occurred July 22, 2014, 11:30 PM.  An additional warrant is likely to be forthcoming for the 2nd suspect soon.  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.   Anyone knowing the location of Deontre Ulysses Randall should call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office (910) 455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez (910) 650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister (910) 787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln (910) 750-2484; Capt. Darden (910) 787-4232, Sheriff Brown (910) 340-6200, Local Law Enforcement Agency, or Crime Stoppers (910) 938-3273.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI have worked non-stop on this crime since it was reported.

Message to Deontre Ulysses Randall:  This Warrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.

Two men went in an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night, brandished handguns and robbed the business, according to a release by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and comments by Sheriff Ed Brown on Tuesday afternoon.

A clerk called the sheriff’s office about 11:30 p.m. Monday to report the robbery at Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to the release. 

The woman who called told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

When asked whether the sheriff’s office sought the public’s help to identify or locate the suspects, Brown said that such information, if relevant, would be issued via press release.The men’s description was limited to race. 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, he said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News.

From Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lucky Time Internet Café on Richlands Highway, Westpark Shopping Center, on July 21, 2014, at approximately 11:30 PM.

At approximately 11:30 PM the female clerk of the Lucky Time Internet Café called the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office to report that she had just been robbed at gunpoint by two black males.  The clerk said no one was injured but the robbers did get away with an undetermined amount of money.

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

A warrant has been issued for one of two men accused of the armed robbery of an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night.

Deontre Ulysses Randall is a suspect in the 11:30 p.m. Monday armed robbery of Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to a release by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk who called in the robbery report told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News. 

Randal is described as 21-year-old black man who weighs 170 pounds. The sheriff’s office says an additional warrant for the second suspect is “forthcoming.”  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the release.  

The release included a message to Randall: “This (w)arrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.”

In the event that Randall does not heed that advice, anyone with information on Deontre Ulysses Randall’s whereabouts or the second suspect can call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez at 910-650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister at 910-787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln at 910-750-2484; Capt. Darden at 910-787-4232; Sheriff Brown at 910-340-6200; your local law enforcement agency; or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to reveal their identity.

 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, Brown said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

 

Updated at 6:20 p.m.

From the Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

A Warrant has been issued for Deontre Ulysses Randall, BM, 21YO, 170 lbs, for armed robbery of the Lucky Time Internet Café that occurred July 22, 2014, 11:30 PM.  An additional warrant is likely to be forthcoming for the 2nd suspect soon.  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.   Anyone knowing the location of Deontre Ulysses Randall should call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office (910) 455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez (910) 650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister (910) 787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln (910) 750-2484; Capt. Darden (910) 787-4232, Sheriff Brown (910) 340-6200, Local Law Enforcement Agency, or Crime Stoppers (910) 938-3273.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI have worked non-stop on this crime since it was reported.

Message to Deontre Ulysses Randall:  This Warrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.

Two men went in an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night, brandished handguns and robbed the business, according to a release by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and comments by Sheriff Ed Brown on Tuesday afternoon.

A clerk called the sheriff’s office about 11:30 p.m. Monday to report the robbery at Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to the release. 

The woman who called told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

When asked whether the sheriff’s office sought the public’s help to identify or locate the suspects, Brown said that such information, if relevant, would be issued via press release.The men’s description was limited to race. 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, he said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News.

From Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lucky Time Internet Café on Richlands Highway, Westpark Shopping Center, on July 21, 2014, at approximately 11:30 PM.

At approximately 11:30 PM the female clerk of the Lucky Time Internet Café called the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office to report that she had just been robbed at gunpoint by two black males.  The clerk said no one was injured but the robbers did get away with an undetermined amount of money.

Updated at 6:50 p.m.

A warrant has been issued for one of two men accused of the armed robbery of an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night.

Deontre Ulysses Randall is a suspect in the 11:30 p.m. Monday armed robbery of Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to a release by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk who called in the robbery report told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News. 

Randal is described as 21-year-old black man who weighs 170 pounds. The sheriff’s office says an additional warrant for the second suspect is “forthcoming.”  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous, according to the release.  

The release included a message to Randall: “This (w)arrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.”

In the event that Randall does not heed that advice, anyone with information on Deontre Ulysses Randall’s whereabouts or the second suspect can call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez at 910-650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister at 910-787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln at 910-750-2484; Capt. Darden at 910-787-4232; Sheriff Brown at 910-340-6200; your local law enforcement agency; or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to reveal their identity.

 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, Brown said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

 

Updated at 6:20 p.m.

From the Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

A Warrant has been issued for Deontre Ulysses Randall, BM, 21YO, 170 lbs, for armed robbery of the Lucky Time Internet Café that occurred July 22, 2014, 11:30 PM.  An additional warrant is likely to be forthcoming for the 2nd suspect soon.  Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.   Anyone knowing the location of Deontre Ulysses Randall should call the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office (910) 455-3113; Detective Sgt. Hernandez (910) 650-3487; Detective Sgt. McAllister (910) 787-4234; Detective Sgt. Lincoln (910) 750-2484; Capt. Darden (910) 787-4232, Sheriff Brown (910) 340-6200, Local Law Enforcement Agency, or Crime Stoppers (910) 938-3273.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI have worked non-stop on this crime since it was reported.

Message to Deontre Ulysses Randall:  This Warrant will not go away so do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in.

Two men went in an Internet cafe near Jacksonville on Monday night, brandished handguns and robbed the business, according to a release by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and comments by Sheriff Ed Brown on Tuesday afternoon.

A clerk called the sheriff’s office about 11:30 p.m. Monday to report the robbery at Lucky Time Internet Cafe at Westpark Shopping Mall on Richlands Highway, according to the release. 

The woman who called told deputies that no one was hurt during the robbery.

Brown said the men allegedly brandished “handguns” but did not specify how long the robbery lasted.

“I guess they were in there long enough to get the money and rob the place,” Brown said. 

When asked whether the sheriff’s office sought the public’s help to identify or locate the suspects, Brown said that such information, if relevant, would be issued via press release.The men’s description was limited to race. 

The sheriff’s office is the sole investigating agency, he said. Sheriff’s office deputies, detectives and crime-scene investigators are handling the case, according to the release.

The Internet cafe shares a building with another business. 

That business was not open at the time of the robbery, a man at Onslow Appliance Center told The Daily News.

From Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Detectives, and CSI are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Lucky Time Internet Café on Richlands Highway, Westpark Shopping Center, on July 21, 2014, at approximately 11:30 PM.

At approximately 11:30 PM the female clerk of the Lucky Time Internet Café called the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office to report that she had just been robbed at gunpoint by two black males.  The clerk said no one was injured but the robbers did get away with an undetermined amount of money.