Poker Pro Theo Jørgensen Shot Three Times in Home Invasion

Theo Jorgensen
Theo Jørgensen

Danish poker pro Theo Jørgensen is recovering in hospital after being shot three times during a robbery at his home in Copenhagen Sunday night.

According to Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, three masked men forced their way into his home in Greve and demanded all of the Euros in the house.

Jørgensen was then shot three times in the leg either as "pure punishment" or in an "attempt to squeeze more money out of him" according to Danish police.

Jørgensen's wife, who was home and witnessed the event, called the police after the robbers fled. She described three men of average build wearing dark clothes - one likely carrying a submachine gun.

Jørgensen Recovering in Hospital

Thankfully Jørgensen's injuries aren't life threatening and he is currently recovering in hospital in Denmark. He posted a note on his Facebook page to alert his fans of his attack and recovery:

Theo Jorgensen
Worried this might happen.
 

Dear all

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 so unfortunately proved not to be enough.

I have it under circumstances well, and right now I want to focus on taking care of my family, so we can get through this.

Theo

The violent home invasion is eerily reminiscent of last year's brutal attack on 2010 WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel at his home in Montreal.

Poker pro Juha Helppi, spoken to in Prague during the ongoing Prague Poker Festival, said this is unfortunately an ongoing concern for poker players both in Copenhagen and worldwide. 

"This has happened in Copenhagen before. People were followed when they left the casino and then got robbed.

"Theo had told me that he was afraid something like this would happen.

“It’s sick. You keep small amounts of money at home, in case something like this happens, and then they shoot you in the leg because they are not happy with the money you have.”

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Hankh 2012-12-04 08:31:47

Wow crazy stuff. Best of luck to him in his recovery.