Poker Crime Logs – Thieves Face Justice In Robberies Gone Wrong

In this posting of another Poker Crime Logs we find two separate poker games, both held up at gunpoint with the criminals facing prison time for their crime.

A 28-year old Waterloo man is facing up to 25 years for invading a house during a poker game, assaulting multiple victims, steering their cash, a PlayStation 3 and their cell phones. Turns out those cell phone have something called “GPS technology” (who knew?) and cops traced one of the stolen phones.

The phone was ditched, along with a gun which had the dude’s DNA and now, after a bunch of the victims picked the intruder from a lineup, he’s headed on a very long trip to the slammer.

Read: Guilty Verdict In Robbery Trial

While that story is terrible, this next one is worse – and it serves as a warning.

Two men are facing murder and manslaughter charges from a botched robbery of an underground poker tournament in the Canadian city of Brampton three years ago.

The world of unlicenced gambling for profit and the world of criminals willing to kill for money met at the Rozz Banquet Hall on Advance Boulevard in Brampton on April 16, 2011

The two men, a 21 and a 27-year old, were part of the crew holding up the tournament when the organizer of said got into a scuffle with one of the gunmen. Being beaten by one of the gunmen, the organizer was to be thought in “mortal danger” when 28-year old good samaritan and aspiring MMA athlete Keran Nedd rushed to his aid.

The 21-year old would-be thief fired 9 bullets into the crowd of 130 people. One of which struck and ended up killing Nedd.

The trial of the poker theives continues this week.

Read more: Two Worlds Collided The Day Good Samaritan Was Killed, Jurors Told

Poker players, be careful out there.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) helpline at 1-888-532-3500
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