Popular Harlem gay bar broken into, robbed; target of past hate crimes

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A popular gay bar in Harlem was broken into and robbed on Tuesday, according to officials.

Police say a report was filed for a burglary that occurred at Alibi Lounge in Harlem on Tuesday just before noon.

They say a 28-year-old man reported the incident to police after he received a notification of an alarm and discovered damage to the front door of the 7th Avenue bar and found $380 was stolen from the register.

This is not the first time Alibi Lounge has been a target.

The bar was the target of a hate crime last year, in which two rainbow flags were set on fire outside the club ahead of Pride Month.

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No arrests have been made for the incident Tuesday and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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