SILVER LAKE — The poster on the window of the Sun Net store promotes “PRINT COPY FAX INTERNET” services. But, according to police, that list should have also included gambling. Late last month, a 23-year-old male who was the only employee of the shop at Sunset Boulevard and Coronado Street was arrested for the possession of an illegal gaming machine, said Sgt. Fernando Carrasco with the LAPD Northeast Division’s Vice Unit.
Carrasco said police began their investigation after receiving two complaints about the presence of a slot machine at Sun Net. “After the arrest, we closed the business for the day,” he said in an email “To my knowledge, the business has not reopened.”
On Thursday, the shop, located next to a Thai massage parlor in a mini mall, remained closed.
Carrasco said his unit had not received any previous complaints about Sun Net. However, he said such operations are “not uncommon” in the Silver Lake-Echo Park area.
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