From the NY Post:
A bold bandit hit a $63,000 jackpot at Aqueduct Racetrack’s new racino — by robbing the Queens gambling hall with a demand note that threatened a cashier with death, sources said.
Like an outer-borough version of “Ocean’s 11,” the bandit walked over to a cashier on the second floor of the Resorts World Casino at about 5 p.m. and handed a female cashier a note saying, “Give me the money or die.”
He then simulated a gun in his waistband and said, “This is not a joke,” and “there are people watching us,” sources said.
The cashier handed the man — who never displayed a weapon — $63,000 in cash. He then calmly walked out of the racino, whose security guards are unarmed.
It was the first robbery at the racino since it opened in October.