Norwalk strip club stings net arrest of 11 people

Norwalk police cruiser (file).

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Local and state police have arrested 11 men and women following a months-long undercover investigation at a Norwalk strip club reputedly frequented by gang members.

Dozens of arrest warrants and two search warrants were executed Tuesday in the culmination of a probe into the Office Cafe.

Lt. James Walsh says the investigation began following dozens of complaints and tips regarding the club, which prosecutors say is a known hotspot for Bloods, Crips and motorcycle gangs.

Walsh says both drug trafficking and prostitution occurred inside the club by its employees and “favored patrons.”

Officers seized records, liquor and $16,000 from the club.

Among those arrested was the club’s owner.

Several suspects are still wanted and the investigation is ongoing.

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