Melbourne, Australia detectives recently executed search warrants, which resulted in the arrest of two men in connection with the robbery at knifepoint of poker player Jason Potter. Originally it was reported that there was thought to be only one assailant.
Last month Potter placed 31st at the Aussie Millions Tournament event, for which he won $31,000 USD. According to the Victoria Herald Sun Newspaper, Potter was hit from behind while walking on Spencer Street Bridge in Melbourne at 4:30 a.m. His attackers were armed with knives and grabbed the money from his front sweatshirt pocket.
After attacking Potter, the men allegedly absconded with $31,075 worth of American and Australian banknotes. Potter told authorities at the time that he suspected he had been watched and followed as he cashed in his poker winnings.
The two men charged with the crime are, Dwayne Johnstone, 32, of St. Albans and Vhyharn Arumughasamy, 26, of Wheelers Hill. Johnstone is facing charges of assault, armed robbery and drug possession. His accomplice, Armughasamy, is charged with one count of armed robbery.
The pair has been remanded to appear in the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court and it is reported they had not applied for bail. Magistrate Sarah Dawes said the men would also be ordered to face the Melbourne Magistrates Court in March. It is unknown whether Potter’s money was recovered.