Bowling League Prize Money Stolen

Staff Writer

Bowling league members who thought they were collecting their prize money were in for a big surprise.

Three individuals stole about $27,000 worth of prize money for a bowling league at the Cozy Bowl in Ozone Park.

Police describe the individuals as three, Black men between the ages of 18 and early 20s.

Law enforcement officials said the suspects went to the bowling alley the night money was to be collected for a league that plays at the Ozone Park establishment. They were shown the room where the money is kept, before taking it and leaving out the back door, cops said.

Police have not yet made an arrest for the burglary. One suspect was questioned in relation to the incident, but was deemed not to be involved in the incident.

Cops have obtained surveillance footage of the burglary and will release it to the public very soon, in order to let everyone know who they are looking for.

The Cozy Bowl did not respond to requests for comment about the incident by press time.

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