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PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen Shot by Armed Intruders

Team PokerStars pro Theo Jorgensen suffered gunshot wounds when three armed men invaded his home just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, in an apparent robbery attempt.

Jorgensen was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the leg by one of the robbers, who was seemingly unsatisfied with the amount of cash turned over by the Dane, pokernews.com reported. Jorgensen’s injuries appear to be non life-threatening, as he was able to post updates to his fans on his Facebook page. Calling himself a “cautious man” who had prepared for such situations by installing security features at his home despite Denmark’s notoriously low incidents of crime, Jorgensen said that he was “overwhelmed by the support we have received thru Facebook and texts” and that he and his wife “are all better than expected and looking forward.”

Following the attack, Danish law enforcement searched the area with bloodhounds but were unable to recover evidence. At least one of the attackers spoke English and was toting a sub-machine gun.

Before signing on with PokerStars, Jorgensen enjoyed a sponsorship deal with Bet24. The winner of more than $3.2 million in live tournament action, Jorgensen has captured both WPT and WSOP titles.

Just about one year ago, Jonathon Duhamel, another Team PokerStars pro, was also victimized by robbers at his Canadian home. As the investigation unfolded, it turned out that Duhamel’s former girlfriend, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, masterminded the attack. Duhamel was beaten and robbed of cash, his 2010 WSOP Main Event bracelet, and a Rolex watch. His watch and bling were eventually recovered.

 

 

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.

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