An official with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday said new information has been developed in connection to a Nov. 17 game room robbery in Tool, but the suspects remain on the loose.

According to HCSD Lt. Pat McWilliams, investigators have developed new information that other such robberies may have been committed, but went unreported to law enforcement in Henderson County and surrounding counties. The latest information developed is that another such robbery is planned to be carried out by the end of the year. The crime will most likely occur in the evening hours when the day’s gaming receipts can be targeted, according to McWilliams.

The suspects who robbed Pat and Don’s Game Room, located on State Highway 274 in Tool, are described as follows:

• a white male in his mid- to late 30s, 5-10 and between 250 to 275 pounds with red hair, a mustache and goatee. He has one tooth missing and was wearing a reddish pull-over sweatshirt bearing the No. 58. This suspect was armed with a small revolver pistol;

• a second white male in his early 20s, thin build, 5-8 and about 120 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and armed with a small revolver pistol;

• a white female in her 20s, 5-8 and about 110 pounds with dark hair and painted eyebrows. She was wearing a black, long sleeve pull-over with a “Tommy Hilfiger” logo. She was armed with a large, western-style pistol.

All three suspects — who were wearing ski masks — entered the game room around 10 p.m. They ordered about 24 patrons to surrender their cell phones and car keys before being locked in the bathrooms.

Police reports said a white garbage bag containing keys and cell phones was discovered a few days later and turned over to Malakoff police.

The sheriff's department is warning all would-be patrons of the dangers of being victimized in such a robbery. Although there have been no injuries reported to date, according to McWilliams, the danger still exists.

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