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Theo Jorgensen robbed and shot

by Jeremy Olson on December 3, 2012

Another robbery rocked the poker community over the weekend as Theo Jorgensen was robbed and shot multiple times in the leg. As for how the scene unfolded, three armed criminals broke into Jorgensen’s Greve, Denmark home and demanded money. After they were given cash, the robbers wanted more valuables. Perhaps as a means of coercion, they shot the poker pro three times in the leg before making their escape.

The horrifying drama played out right in front of Jorgensen’s wife, who called police to the scene. The robbers were already long gone, and police have been searching for clues as to who these unidentified men are ever since.

If there’s any solace from this incident, it’s that Jorgensen is alive and well in the hospital. The well-liked poker pro wrote about his ordeal on Facebook with the following (translated) message:

Dear all

It is important to me to emphasize that I am a carefull man. I was prepared mentally and practically that this situation could happen, to protect myself and my familiy against people from the outside. I know that people can have a misconception about how much cash I have in my home. I have alarms, always as little cash as possible and generally taken my precautions. Unfortunately that was not enough.

Under the circumstance I am fine and want to focus on taking care of my family so we can get through this.

Theo

It’s widely speculated that the robbers targeted Jorgensen due to his wealth and fame. The former Copenhagen native has amassed $3,239,762 in tournament winnings, which includes a 2008 WSOPE gold bracelet, a 2010 WPT Grand Prix de Paris title and a 30th place finish in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.