Jonathan Duhamel Has $80k Cash Found By PoliceFebruary 2, 2012 2:55 pm
The 2010 WSOP Champion Jonathan Duhamel received some good news yesterday when police revealed they were able to retrieve half of the $160,000 stolen from his home recently.
On December 21, 2011, Duhamel opened his front door to a man holding a package, only then to be put upon and overpowered by a second assailant. After being tied up with duct tape and threatened, Duhamel gave them his safe’s combination, with the men subsequently making off with around $160,000 of his money, a Rolex Submariner watch, and his WSOP winners bracelet.
Speaking at the time, the 24 year-old said: “After they threatened to kill me I gave them all I had. They then tied me up and beat me, hitting me in the face and all over my body before leaving my house…I am exhausted, both physically and mentally but I’m happy to be alive.”
Now, however, Jonathan Duhamel has even more reason to be happy, after an anonymous tip-off has lead to detectives in Longueuil, Quebec, to finding half his stolen cash hidden in an envelope inside a disused mail box near his home. Police have since confirmed that the currency and denominations accurately matched Duhamel’s stolen cash.
Four people have now been arrested in connection with the crime, including Jonathan Duhamel’s ex-girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, 20, (pictured right).
If found guilty, she will likely face a lengthy prison sentence when her preliminary hearing begins on February 21st.
Justice Pierre Belisle has already noted that the crime was; “…shocking, well-planned, and carried out in cold blood against a vulnerable man, using extreme violence to rob a large sum of money.” and that “as the conspirator, she has to take responsibility for her actions.”