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Granny needs a bank! Elderly woman ponders why robbers took her $100K casino cash she kept at home

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She never heard of banks?

According to Yvonne Reeder, a pair of armed burglars broke their way into her Brooklyn apartment Sunday and walked away with a briefcase full of cash — a cool $100,000 of it.

The thieves were obviously well-informed.  Reeder, 76, received the money from her big wins playing the slots in Atlantic City casinos — five years ago.

The home invaders employed deception to get Reeder to come to the door, claiming to be Jehovah Witnesses. After it was opened, they forced their way into the apartment and demanded the loot, according to her account.

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“They pushed me over by the wall,” Reeder told the New York Post.

“And then one went in towards the bedroom. And the other one, he had his hand in a pouch or something. I thought he had a gun or was going to shoot or whatever,” she explained.

“The other one went in [the bedroom] and just picked up the stuff, and they left.”

After the pair had gained entry into the apartment, only one said anything the entire time — and that was in an attempt to quell her nerves.

“He said he wasn’t going to hurt me.”

The Post reported:

Reeder, who was not injured during the robbery, said she won the dough about five years ago, playing the $5 slots during two trips to Atlantic City.

She took home $50,000 each trip, first from Bally’s Atlantic City, and then from Caesar’s Atlantic City.


“I was going [to Atlantic City often] but then I stopped once my husband passed away,” she said.

“I don’t like Atlantic City [any] more.”

The burglars were described by police as in their mid-20s and wearing dark-colored bandannas.

“Why? Why would people do that?” Reeder wondered. “That doesn’t make sense…it still hasn’t sunk in.”

She doesn’t know. But a bigger question was left unanswered — and presumably unasked.

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Who indeed? And one wonders why especially after five years. They don’t have banks in Brooklyn?

Internet bloggers are already scratching their heads over the facts of this story, wondering how one wins exactly $50K on two trips to the casino and how the robbers knew she had the loot. Reeder might have answers but we hope she’s busy finding a good local bank right now.


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