Las Vegas Police have arrested a person accused of stealing about $1 million in money and chips from a high-stakes poker professional.
According to the local NBC affiliate, authorities responded to a reported house invasion on Feb. 10 the place the sufferer claimed that two males broke into his house and stole his protected, which contained a seven-figure sum.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the sufferer was Chad Power, an everyday in nosebleed-stakes money video games with $610,094 in match earnings as nicely. Power is probably going most well-known for his deep run within the 2015 World Series of Poker predominant occasion, the place he completed twenty sixth for $262,574.
Power advised Police that he thought he was adopted from the Las Vegas Strip to his house in Henderson. The two males then waited for him to go away earlier than breaking into his house.
32-year-old Brock Brewer was arrested and is going through a number of felony prices together with Burglary With a Deadly Weapon and Conspiracy Home Invasion. He already has three prior felony convictions.
Power’s house safety system confirmed a person that resembled Brewer and one other man, alleged to be Trevaghn Battle, a recognized affiliate of Brewer’s, breaking into the again of Power’s home. The two males entered the home and left shortly after with certainly one of them carrying the protected. Battle has not but been arrested or charged with a criminal offense.
Upon exiting, they lowered their masks sufficient for his or her faces to be recognized. Police reviewed Power’s safety footage after which in contrast it to movies of comparable crimes involving skilled gamblers.
Authorities had been capable of establish Brewer from a 2006 theft the place Brewer was arrested. Police mentioned that the person from the 2006 incident matches Brewer’s description. In that case, Brewer adopted a poker participant house and stole $15,000 in money and chips.
Brewer’s cellphone data additionally positioned him close to Power’s place of residence on the date of the theft. He was related to the acquisition of two new automotive purchases in the previous couple of months that had been purchased in money and registered in his mom’s identify. His subsequent court docket look is June 1.
Unfortunately, this case isn’t distinctive. In March 2019, four-time World Poker Tour champion Darren Elias’ Philadelphia house was robbed at gunpoint. Neither Elias nor his spouse had been house, however a 19-year-old babysitter was led round the home with a gun at her again whereas the legal looked for money and different valuables.