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Port Arthur Police: Multiple armed men involved in daytime game room robbery

Witnesses saw three men, but investigators are looking at surveillance video to determine if there were more involved in the robbery of the Diamonds Game Room in the 2300 block of Memorial Drive.

At least three gunman remain at large following a daring daylight armed robbery of a Port Arthur Game Room.

The owner of the 3 Diamonds Game Room told 12news off camera that the suspects pointed a gun at him then forced his coworker to get money from a safe on Tuesday afternoon.

The game room is located in the 2300 block of memorial Drive near 22nd street.

In surveillance video you can see the suspects also roughing up a man using a walker.

He said the suspects left the store with thousands of dollars.

Port Arthur Detective Sadie Guedry said no shots were fired and no one was injured.

Aubrey Lewis lives nearby and said at the time he didn't know police were searching for armed suspects.

“The officers had their dogs down here in fact they were all in my yard you know,” said Lewis.

"Bullets don't have names on them, kids are walking down the street. They could hit anybody, a robber could shoot me,” said Lewis.

Lewis said the answer is to have more security in game rooms to keep the violence from affecting the neighborhood.

"Whatever it is, they need to have more security and it needs to be regulated, owners need to protect their business," said Lewis.

The owner of the 3 Diamonds Game Room said he usually has a security guard but he was off Tuesday.

Lewis said there is another game room located across the street.

"If people go in there to have fun, let them have fun but also make it’s safe while they're having fun," said Lewis.

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