Update: Suspect in internet casino robbery found dead in river, investigators say

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Update: One of the four suspects involved in the internet was found dead in a river Monday, police said.

D’Angelo Hardwick’s body was found by a boater around 2 p.m. near the Dead River Bridge on State Road 441 between Lake Eustis and Lake Harris.

Hardwick helped rob Joy’s Internet Casino in Lake County early Friday, according to investigators. He was one of two suspects who ran off. Two others have already been arrested.

Investigators haven’t announced how Hardwick died.

Read the earlier version below:

Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they’re looking for two of the four men who robbed several people at gunpoint in an internet casino and, in the process, handcuffed a security guard and took his gun Friday morning.

Steve Manor and Zakee Garhi were both arrested for allegedly robbing several people inside Joy’s Internet Casino, according to deputies.

During the robbery, a security guard was handcuffed and his gun was taken when the suspects rushed into an internet gambling business to rob it Friday morning, deputies said.

Read: Alleged internet gambling cafe raided in Tavares

Manor and Garhi took off, but were caught a short time later. They told investigators the name of another suspect who was the “mastermind” behind the robbery.

Internet gambling businesses are illegal in Tavares, but Joy’s remained open Friday afternoon with a steady stream of customers going inside.

Employees declined to comment.

Lake County investigators said their resources are spread too thin since the unit responsible for investigating the internet casino is busy addressing drug cases such as the opioid epidemic.


Myrt Price

Myrt Price, WFTV.com

Myrt Price joined the eyewitness news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2012.