Danish Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen is in the hospital recovering from an attack by three robbers who invaded his Greve home and shot him three times.
Reports are in that three masked men forced their way into the Jorgensen home and demanded money and Jorgensen complied by giving the men an unknown amount of US dollars and Euros. The robbers were not satisfied and demanded more and one of the English-speaking robbers fired on Jorgensen, hitting him in the leg three times. The upside of the whole ugly scene is that the injuries suffered by Jorgensen are not thought to be life threatening.
Jorgensen's wife was forced to witness the devastating act of violence that took place against her husband; she called the police. Even though a thorough search of the local area has taken place with the help of specially trained dogs, the authorities haven't been able to find any clues about the assailants or their whereabouts yet.
The local police were given the following descriptions of the masked robbers by Jorgensen and his wife.
- Male — around 170-180 cm tall, medium build, wearing a dark jacket, gray pants and light shoes carrying a white bag/pouch
- Male — around 170-180 cm tall, medium build, wearing a gray hooded jacket and dark pants
- Male — around 170-180 cm tall, medium build, wearing a gray jacket, light/gray pants and white shoes thought to be armed with a submachine gun
Anyone with information that could help police locate the robbers should contact the Central and West Zealand Police.
Jorgensen released a statement on his Facebook page today, see the following translation:
It is important for me to emphasize that I am a cautious man. I have prepared myself mentally and practically that this situation could arise to protect myself and my family against outsiders. I know that the outsiders may have a mistaken idea of how much cash I have in my home. I have alarm systems installed, always so get cash lying as possible and generally taken my precautions. It has unfortunately proved not to be enough.
I have it under [control] well, and right now I want to focus on taking care of my family, so we can get through this.
PokerWorks' staff extends thoughts and well wishes to Jorgensen and his family during this dark time.
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