Armed duo wanted for daring, $250,000 Aqueduct Racetrack heist

Thieves stole $250,000 in cash from Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens on March 7. (Photo via Google Maps)

Two armed crooks who rode off with a quarter-million dollars from Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens on Saturday night are still on the run, cops said.

Police confirmed on Sunday that the two pistol-packing perpetrators swiped the money as three NYRA employees transported the bundle of cash through a corridor at the Queens facility, located at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., at around 10 p.m. on March 7. 

Law enforcement sources said the gunmen approached the three workers as they hauled the money between the first and second floors of the Aqueduct clubhouse. They were then taken to a nearby room, where they were told to hand over the cash and their cellphones.

The suspects grabbed the cash and property, then fled in an unknown direction. At this point in the investigation, police did not disclose a physical description of the perpetrators.

amNewYork Metro reached out to the New York Racing Association (NYRA) for comment, and is awaiting a response. NYRA is currently hosting its winter/spring racing meet at Aqueduct, which ends in late April.

The horse racing outfit shares the building with Resorts World New York City Casino, which is located in the former Aqueduct grandstand. The casino was not targeted, according to published reports.

Meanwhile, a track employee told the New York Post it appeared to be an inside job.

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