Jonathan Duhamel Robbers ArrestedDecember 29, 2011 3:44 pm
Last year, Jonathan Duhamel won $8,944,310 in Las Vegas after defeating 7,319 other players on his way to capturing pokers most prestigious title.
However, on December 21st, a shocking story broke concerning the 2011 WSOP Champion who became the victim of a home invasion. During the violent attack, two men gained access to the Canadian poker pro’s Boucherville home and tied him up before making off with his diamond studded WSOP bracelet. as well as a black Rolex Submariner watch given to him by PokerStars in commemoration of his famous victory, and a significant amount of cash.
Following the robbery, Jonathan Duhamel even felt compelled to offer a $10,000 reward for the arrest of the robbers and the recovery of his possessions, or $5,000 for either one or the other.
Commenting at the time, the 24 year-old said: “I won’t deny that these two items have a value much larger than money to me, and I hope with all my heart that we will be able to recover them in the near future.”
The incident occured at around 9:15a.m and left Jonathan Duhamel “severely” assaulted, with Duhamel later describing the incident on his website, saying:
“After being threatened with death and having given them everything I had, I was bound and hit repeatedly in the face and body before my attackers left.”
A few days later, and now it appears that the perpertrators of the crime have finally been apprehended after the Journal de Montréal reported that three people have been charged in connection with the incident.
According to the report, Duhamel’s Rolex watch lead police to apprehending the three men, who were named as Andre-Robert Perron, 26, of Pierrefonds, John Stephan Clark Lemay, 22, of Pointe-Claire and Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, 20, of Saint-Saveur.
However, as of yet, police have refused to confirm the arrests, with Longueuil police Constable Gaétan Durocher stating:
“We still have things going on with that case and we cannot comment.”