Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, Jonathan Duhamel’s 20 year old ex-girlfriend from Saint-Sauveur is suspected to be an accomplice in the home invasion. “Jonathan knew Bianca from the group of four people. He does not know any of the three others. Bianca was a girl he dated many months prior to this incident”, Duhamel’s agent Philippe Jetté specified.
His ex-girlfriend and 22 year old Stephan Clark-Lemay from Pointe-Claire are considered accomplices and have been accused of robbery, breaking and entering, unlawful confinement, assault and which lead to their being detained at the Palais de Justince in Longueil.
A Rolex watch, the 2010 WSOP Championship bracelet and an indisclosed number of 500 euro bills were said to have been taken.
Watch has Been Found
The stolen Rolex watch has been found in Pointe-Claire while being worn by 26 year old Robert Perron who is from nearby neighborhood Pierrefonds. Perron was released on bail and will be forced to return to court on May 7th 2012.
According to court documents obtained by the Journal de Montreal, Perron was seen with the watch a few days after the robbery.
Early on Thursday morning, a fourth person was arrested and has been questioned. Twenty year old Anthony Bourque appeared by telephone Thursday afternoon. He will be detained over the new year until January 4th along with Clark-Lemay and Bianca Rojas-Latraverse.
Putting the Facts Together
The 2010 WSOP Champion was attacked at his home in Boucherville on the morning of December 21st. After being beaten and tied up, his watch was stolen in addition to an undisclosed number of 500 euro bills and his WSOP bracelet.
The watch has been found and was seized over the course of the investigation.
A portion of the 500 euro bills was recovered at bar Thursday in Montreal as was reported by Le Vrai Negociateur.
Shortly after the robbery, Duhamel’s agent Philippe Jetté confirmed that attackers knew exactly where to look for valuables as no drawers had been searched or emptied.
Bracelet to be Replaced
If the police fail to recover the stolen bracelet, the organizers of the WSOP have offered to replace it. “Tournament director Mitch Gerber contacted Jonathan Duhamel the morning following the incident and assured him that the bracelet would be replaced if need be” said Seth Palansky, a media relations representative for the WSOP.
According to Mr. Palansky, this is the first time an incident like this has ever happened to a WSOP champion. “We’ve never heard stories like this regarding other winning players” he said.
He believes that the bracelet’s uniqueness will allow it to be found expediently. “Jonathan’s bracelet is priceless as it is a unique item on which his name is engraved. It is easily identifiable” he said in an email.
One thing is for certain, “Only Jonathan Duhamel is worthy of wearing it on his wrist”, concluded Mr. Palanski.
The Longueil police are still asking for anyone who has any information about the missing bracelet and money to contact them immediately. Anyone with information is asked to call (450) 463-7211.