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Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Poker Game Robbed

Written by Tom Somach in Poker News

No one was injured Thursday in San Antonio, Texas, USA, when gunmen invaded a private high-stakes poker game and robbed the participants.

According to media reports, six men were playing high-stakes poker at around 5 a.m. Thursday in an apartment in northwest San Antonio when two armed men broke down the door of the apartment, burst in and demanded everyone’s money.

The gun-toting bandits told the poker players to get down on the floor and then tied them up, took their wallets and jewelry and the cash from the poker game, media reports said.

A total of about $5,000 in cash was stolen, the media reports said.

The robbers then exited the apartment via a second-floor patio balcony and took off on foot before getting into a waiting car and driving away, media reports said.

No shots were fired and although some of the poker players were punched and/or kicked by the bandits, no one was seriously injured in the incident, media reports said.

“We know it was an organized poker game,” Captain Cris Anderson of the San Antonio Police Department told a San Antonio television station. “It appears that the individuals who committed the robbery were aware of the location of the poker game and that there would be money and valuables here when they chose this target.

“People who are going to have them should use extreme caution and not violate the law by gambling in this manner and be very careful with who you invite to one of your parties,” he added.

Anderson asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact San Antonio police.

(E-mail Tom Somach at [email protected].)

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