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      Officers work to verify identity of today's robbery suspect

      On June 17 just after 6 a.m., Amarillo police officers were sent to the Paradise Slots at 5641 Amarillo Blvd. East on a reported robbery.

      On June 17 just after 6 a.m., Amarillo police officers were sent to the Paradise Slots at 5641 Amarillo Blvd. East on a reported robbery.

      A female employee told officers that she and a male employee had been speaking to a customer inside the business for about an hour.

      The customer made some statement to them about "having to do something he didn't want to do." He then walked into the restroom, and came out holding a handgun. He indicated to the female employee that he wanted the money from the cash drawer. When she took the cash out, he had her put it into her purse. He took her purse with him and left the building, going out a back door.

      Officers interviewed witnesses at the scene and are attempting to verify information which has identified an Asian male suspect in his early 30's that committed the robbery. No one was injured and there have been no arrests at this time.