Theo Jørgensen, a skilled poker player and team professional of PokerStars, was recently attacked in his own home in Denmark. Fortunately for Theo Jørgensen and his family, the shot was fired into his leg and only the player was injured.
After the robbery, Jørgensen made a small statement on Facebook to reassure his fans.
It is important to me to emphasize that I am a careful man. I was prepared mentally and practically that this situation could happen, to protect myself and my family 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 take my precautions. Unfortunately, that was not enough. Under the circumstances I am fine and want to focus on taking care of my family so we can get through this
The attack occurred late in the night and saw three men force entry into Theo Jørgensen’s home. Theo Jørgensen was relaxing with his wife when the men broke in and shot the poker pro in his leg. Shockingly, Theo Jørgensen was shot three times in his leg. It was also reported that the men wore masks and spoke English.
Theo Jørgensen was targeted because he was a poker player who had won a lot of money and the robbers had obviously expected to find a lot of money in the Jørgensen residence. After the shots were fired, Theo Jørgensen’s wife directed the robbers to the safe so that they would not get more violent. As soon as the attackers fled, Theo Jørgensen’s wife called the authorities who then searched the premises for the attackers and evidence. Sniffer dogs were used to get a trace on the criminals but so far they have not been apprehended.
In a strange twist of coincidence, two years ago around this time exactly, Theo Jørgensen posted a write up on his blog about robbery. He stated,
A big negative which hit home last week is this: I assume a much greater risk of bumping into robbers. My chances of that are considerably bigger than my neighbour who works in Silvan. It as a fact driven home when that friend was robbed in is home for 2,000 Danish Kroner. It’s a very unpleasant thing to worry about, when you are gone a lot and the girlfriend is home alone with two children…There is nothing in the house worth stealing. I don’t have any cash in the house. Why should I?
One would have thought that such a post may have deterred robbers; however, it seems to have had the opposite effect.