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3 ARMED MEN ROB CORAL BAY'S SKINNY LEGS BAR

July 14, 2002 – A well-known Coral Bay night spot was the target of armed robbers on Friday night. Police said on Sunday that an investigation into the robbery of the Skinny Legs restaurant and bar is under way but declined to provide details.
In a telephone interview, St. John Deputy Police Chief Angelo Hill said about $2,000 in cash and valuables was taken. According to information furnished to police, three males dressed in black and wearing black ski masks entered the establishment around closing time, acosted three employees and took the money that was in the cash register, Hill said. The gunmen also took cash and possessions from the workers, he said, as well as from "a lady that came in to pick up one of the employees who was getting off work."
Hill said investigators have some leads on who may have been involved. Asked for details, he said, "I have no comment on that."
Skinny Legs, a popular night spot on the eastern end of St. John for the last decade, has been the scene of numerous fund-raisers to benefit local not-for-profit groups as well as individuals and families with special needs in the community. It is part of a small shopping center once called Fred Smith's Wall Street Complex which also houses a boutique and two apparel and souvenir shops.

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