Last night, well known Danish Poker Pro and former WSOP and WPT bracelet winner and member of Team Poker Stars, Theo Jorgensen, was the victim of a domestic robbery. Three masked men forced their way into his home and robbed him of cash consisting of euros and dollars. The 40-year old pro claims to have been robbed of money in the six figures in Danish currency which could be upwards of $20,000.
He was then shot three times in the leg in front of his wife.
The robbers were described as all three being about 170-180 centimeters tall, of common build, wearing dark and gray jackets and one of them packed a submachine gun.
Since then he has been admitted to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Jorgensen made this update on facebook translated to English.
“It is important for me to emphasize that I am a cautious man. I have prepared myself mentally and practically that this situation could arise to protect myself and my family against outsiders. I know that the outsiders may have a mistaken idea of how much cash I have in my home. I have alarm systems installed and generally taken my precautions. It has unfortunately proved not to be enough. Right now I want to focus on taking care of my family, so we can get through this.”
Danish Pro Gus Hansen has been in contact with his good friend Theo Jorgensen.
“I’ve talked with him, and he is obviously shaken. But in the circumstances, he is happy to be alive. I hope of course that he gets back on his feet again quickly and finds peace over this,” Hansen said.
This reminds us of the Jonathan Duhamel robbery just a year ago in December.
Poker players should be extremely cautious bringing large sums of money into their home and especially who they disclose this information too. However, it is not too difficult to assume that poker players keep cash at home after a long night at the poker club as banks are closed anyhow. The amounts can be considerable where high stakes players are involved, making the temptation for robbery all the more greater. Perhaps it would be a good idea for casinos and cardrooms to offer an overnight vault service to their VIPs.