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Robber takes off with $25,000 from Cadillac Lounge


Surveillance footage of the man who allegedly stole $25,500 from the Cadillac Lounge on Monday, July 18, 2022. (WJAR){ }
Surveillance footage of the man who allegedly stole $25,500 from the Cadillac Lounge on Monday, July 18, 2022. (WJAR)
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A manager at the Cadillac Lounge in Providence said he was robbed at gunpoint by a man who took off with $25,500 on Monday afternoon.

Ed Imondi, 83, said he was counting money at about 2:45 p.m. Monday when the man stole $3,500 out of his hands. Imondi said the man instructed him to open the safe and that he took another $22,000 in $1 bills.

Providence police said they were questioning someone.

"When I finally opened [the safe] that's when he told me, 'now turn around don't look at me,'" said Imondi. "I turned around and he took all the money, all the ones, and I could hear him stacking it in the bag he had. Obviously, he knew we had a lot of money in there and he ran out and said, 'Don't turn around!'"

The man ran out through the back door, jumped the fence and crossed the railroad tracks, according to Dick Shappy, the owner of Cadillac Lounge.

Imondi told NBC 10 News that he does not recognize the individual from surveillance pictures, but he believes the thief knew about the layout of the place and which safe he wanted.

NBC 10 News observed police investigating by some railroad tracks on Monday night.

NBC 10's Molly Levine contributed to this report.

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