Michigan Poker Tournament Robbed by Masked GunmenApril 4, 2016 12:32 pm
Last Thursday, Momo’s Poker Room in Michigan played host to a charity poker tournament, and the popular venue was “packed full” of customers, too, when at 1am the following morning two masked gunmen entered the room, ordered everyone face-down on the floor, and proceeded to rob the casino, as well as its patrons.
Luckily, no one was injured during the hold-up, but the robbers still managed to escape with more than $1,000 before police officers arrived on the scene. The shocking incident occurred in the early hours of April Fool’s Day, and one of the victims said that at first he thought somehow the incident may have been a seasonal joke.
The same victim, a licensed gun owner, said once he realized the seriousness of the situation that he thought about ‘taking them out’, but decided against such action as he was concerned about the possibility of causing collateral damage.
Local authorities are now appealing to anyone with information to contact Taylor Police on 734-287-6611. Explaining what is known already, Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said that one of the robbers was stocky with reddish hair, while the other was heavy-set with a brown, receding hairline and a beard. Elaborating further on the incident, Sclabassi stated:
“Witnesses told police that two white males had been playing at the poker table. At some point, they left and returned wearing masks and brandishing handguns. They demanded everyone on the floor and proceeded to rob the group of the cash drawer as well as cash from the patrons.”
Momo’s Poker Room is located in the city of Taylor in Wayne County, Michigan, which has a population of less than 70,000 people. Throughout the year, the poker room holds regular poker tournaments to benefit local charities, which on its website it promotes as “BIG tournaments, GREAT payouts, LIVE action cash!”.
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