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Breaking News: Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin (Video & Pictures)

Tags: EPT, EPT Berlin, Robbery.
Posted on 06 March 2010 by "K".

Press release from PokerStars:
An armed robbery by six men took place today at EPT Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. We hope to re-start all events at 4pm local time. A police investigation is under way. If you have video footage or photographs that could help the police, please contact the EPT organizers as soon as possible.

According to German media, the robbers managed to get away with at least 800,000 euro. An amount not yet confirmed. Nobody was physical hurt during the heist.

The EPT tournament is said to continue today at 4pm local time (unconfirmed).


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery


EPT Berlin armed robbery

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 T3ddyKGB06/03/2010 23:20:31 GMT
Posted by Fakiry:
This is another sign of how bad the global economic crisys is being world wyde. Can you imagine someone going to the point of planning to enter in an internacional event, covered by lots of TV's, just to pick a big bag full of money? It has to be desperate people! And positive analysts only point the resolution of the crisys to2013, now think what negative analysts say...

i doubt this has anything to do with the global crysis. desperate people go rob a gasstation or something. this guys had kalashnikovs (according to the witnesses).
they were professionells in my and out.
 Davoodoo06/03/2010 23:48:10 GMT
Good no one belived the robbers were bluffing and played hero ... money is being printed new everyday.

Btw why is always surveillance cameras recording with worse quality than camera phones ???!!! Just look at the pictures of the robbers storming in. Confused

Doyle brunson would probably had remebered some good old times if he would have been there ...
 GabeKaplan07/03/2010 01:15:31 GMT

check the players that went out in the tourney early, they wanted to win so bad and when they took that bad beat that took them out they went and got some friends to go still it, who else is really going to kno that much money would be there if they were not involved in poker somehow. thats my prediction

with chips all over and hands in progress, cards scattered how the heck they going to start up that soon after, good luck with mass confusion
 oliver08229807/03/2010 01:38:45 GMT
i don't just understand how such a heist could happen in front of a national television, with million of viewers watching... it sucks... what a gutsy move by the perpetrators...
 DaMessiah66607/03/2010 09:22:38 GMT
Posted by PRStevie:
Terrible but clever why rob a bank when the EPT's in town

Yep it's been very clever because nowadays ... why to rob a bank if money is in the EPT? Unbelievebla at all ...
 IslandJack07/03/2010 09:49:40 GMT
Wow! Better to take a gun to an EPT event, just in case... Cool

Seriously, must have been someone on the inside, unless the money is just lying there, displayed in full view, like at the end of the final table.
Security is surely going to be beffed up now.

I'm just wondering how they got the tournament strated properly again.
Chips all over the place! Confused
 darthtony07/03/2010 10:34:34 GMT
just unbelievable ! this world is crazy ! damned criminals ! why they don't go to work ! it's so vulgar ! what a world ! poor steals , rich steals , everyone steal ! sometimes i think i'm in minority !

But i think they should have a better security ! ... 800.000 € and no security ? too much light !
 DAGOR07/03/2010 12:42:03 GMT
Hello everybody!
is clearly incredible story. But predictable as much money and so little security too tempting for thieves. It is much easier than banks.
Coming very soon, new post lol!
 HsH8007/03/2010 13:09:54 GMT
I've read that the outnumbered security managed to save 600.000€...hope the robbers will be caught soon
 paulparadiis07/03/2010 13:21:59 GMT
It was Isildur1
 GIOMi607/03/2010 13:39:25 GMT
That is terrible, where were the security guards? Is this the first time it happened at a major poker event? More security.
 SuperNoob07/03/2010 15:04:51 GMT
well its really a very sick incident and horror for the organisers and the casino where it was taking place.
they should hav proper security for such big events so that these things don't happen again.
Posted by paulparadiis
It was Isildur1

 jporp07/03/2010 17:02:19 GMT
Posted by MANUEDO:
Unbelieveble: I was following it on an italian blog and I was astonished to read this news. Only one question: sholudn't have been guaranteed players safety ??

Millions of dollars and i didn´t see security. I watch the images and it was really sick
 Davoodoo07/03/2010 17:37:48 GMT
new clips of the chaos ...

wtf is security doing, dancing with them and throwing things ? those machetes really look mean Shock

Not a gun in sight anywhere imo ...
 MARCEL12308/03/2010 00:57:53 GMT
i heard this first on youtube from players twittering it live from their EPT seat!
first i thoughd it was a joke, but soon i found out if was serious.

first question in my mind was:
why dont you hire proper security when dealing with those amounts?
 mazas08/03/2010 13:38:03 GMT
not 1-st time they use it dont forgot in Malta couple weeks ago now there so they start scary us Sad
so they must dont have real money in the real game just who win the tour must all moneys send to bank account Smile
because the same situation can easy be repeated in future
good luck all

 lecorbu09/03/2010 03:32:58 GMT

Next time invite jacky chan and thieves will have no problems of chips.
(walker of texas rangers)

 GabeKaplan09/03/2010 05:46:43 GMT
I heard now there saying it was $300,000 plus and a Inside Job since that was the time the most money would be at the cashier
 sensao8709/03/2010 07:08:45 GMT
and the security what happened :S
 leroi2109/03/2010 17:18:54 GMT
wow we can say that their are pretty intelligent cause where a big amount of money can be rob bank casino and poker tournament but the tournament was not in a casino if it was in a casino that was not possible
 Airas10/03/2010 10:41:42 GMT
Hahahahha, jesus christ this is funny stuff. The greatest ever Smile
 Kristan10/03/2010 10:50:06 GMT
Wow. Amazing that THIS kind of events does not have a full security measures! Best players all over the world , millions in tables and this is how they are secured Big Smile! Very poor Sad
 Byzza2112/03/2010 12:19:01 GMT
It is unbelievable that this could happen at this level...very poor security and it also may be a inside job...
 Scottie11717/03/2010 08:51:45 GMT
The one securityman they had was phenomenal.
The police now got one of them. Its the one who was hold by the security guy.
He gave himself up the police.
 azraell8422/03/2010 14:29:24 GMT
LOL superb security ^^

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