Boulder, Colorado - On May 25, an armed robbery occurred at a residence where a poker game was being held. The two perpetrators, a man wearing a horse mask and another man whose face was covered with a black bandana, barged into a group playing a poker game at a home located in the 2100 block of Columbine Avenue just after 11 p.m.
They threatened the players with a handgun and stole the pot of $3,500. The man wearing the bandana on his face was described as a Hispanic male with short hair, weighing between 160-180 pounds, and stands between 5'9" and 5'11". He was carrying a handgun.
The man in the horse mask was described to weigh somewhere around 220 pounds and stands between 5'6" and 5'9". He was oddly carrying a wooden paddle. David Bayless, the homeowner, said that he still feels violated after the robbery that was supposed to be just a normal night playing weekly poker with his friends. He said, "I'm mad more than shocked. How could someone do this? We have no profit. A social game. Fun, friendly social game."
David told police that the poker games he hosted at his home started out with only a few of his friends, which then eventually became a larger group that included some outsiders. He strongly believes that the unfortunate event was an inside job.
The crooks said at the time of the robbery, "Wow, there's some money in this game. Do I hold up a 7-Eleven or do I hold up Dave's poker game?"
The incident shook Bayless so much that he stopped hosting his poker games indefinitely. Also, he said he wasn't impressed by the robbers, especially after the horse-masked man left behind the wooden paddle he was carrying, "These guys are idiots. They're amateurs. Not professionals by any means. I so much want them caught I couldn't express it."
Those who can give any relevant information about the suspects can call the Boulder Police at 303-441-3369. Informants can remain anonymous, and can receive a reward of up to $1,000.