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Jonathan Duhamel On The Home Invasion

Tags: 2010 wsop winner, jonathan duhamel, police, robbed, thieves.
Posted on 23 December 2011 by "T".

On Wednesday morning two unknown persons broke into Jonathan Duhamel's (the 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion) house in Boucherville, Quebec, Canda and attacked him. Police arrived at the scene shortly after and Duhamel went to the hospital for treatment of the wounds he got from the attack.

Below you can read Jonathan Duhamel's full statement and find out what happened exactly and what the thieves got away with. 

Hello,

I would first like to sincerely thank my family, my friends, many media and all those who have given me an incredible support since yesterday morning. Your support warms my heart and helps me through the test today.

As the police has already confirmed, I have been the victim of a home invasion yesterday morning when two men broke into my house and I was physically assaulted and robbed. After being threatened with death and have given everything I had, I was bound and beaten repeatedly in the face and body before my attackers leave. I am pleased to confirm that I have not suffered any major injuries. I spent yesterday at the hospital and I suffer from everywhere, but I have no fractures. I am now exhausted both physically and psychologically, but I count myself fortunate to be alive.

The criminals have stolen money, but below my wrist of world champion and a Rolex watch I was seen by my sponsor PokerStars offered the same opportunity. I will not deny that these two items have a value much larger than money to me, and I hope with all my heart that we will be able to recover in the near future.

My bracelet, which is a picture, is a unique item. My name is engraved on its back. My watch is itself a black Rolex Submariner with my name engraved also. As for the money, I was mainly stolen tickets 500 euros, tickets quite rare here.

I would appreciate that humble those who might have information about one or other of these items or individuals who committed the assault take the time to contact police at (450) 463-7211. All information will be treated anonymously.

As for me, I will try now to step back on this misadventure during the holiday season with my family and my friends. I hope to return soon to the tables and, hopefully, continue to effectively represent Quebec on ​​the international scene by bringing another title in Quebec in the near future.

Thank you all,

Jonathan Duhamel

 


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26 comments for "Jonathan Duhamel On The Home Invasion"

 pucinis23/12/2011 08:26:50 GMT
Robers dont choose a victims.
 TheMachineQC23/12/2011 08:30:19 GMT
Ouch! So I was right, they wanted the bracelet...

But I wonder, how much does it worth? And how the hell are they gonna be able to sell it to anyone? =/

I just hope they get caught!
 psycokiller23/12/2011 09:44:26 GMT
Home invasion is a growing problem, especially with such high unemployment and even larger debts that individuals are enduring. It seems the peretrators knew what they wanted so they had knowledge of the victim(Duhamal). Could have been a jilted "friend", or shady aquaintance with a bone to pick, possibly some type of gang initiation or something like that. A lot of wierd people in Quebec.
 Davoodoo23/12/2011 10:17:58 GMT

I bet it will be hard to sleep at night a couple of months after an happening like that. A mans home is like his fortress and when he is attacked within the walls he knows it isnt safe ...
 TheMachineQC23/12/2011 11:30:47 GMT
Posted by psycokiller:
Home invasion is a growing problem, especially with such high unemployment and even larger debts that individuals are enduring. It seems the peretrators knew what they wanted so they had knowledge of the victim(Duhamal). Could have been a jilted "friend", or shady aquaintance with a bone to pick, possibly some type of gang initiation or something like that. A lot of wierd people in Quebec.


A lot of weird people everywhere... Disagree

According to a site, Peter Eastgate sold his bracelet for about 150k on e-bay for charity Shock

I think they were professionals, they knew what they were looking for and they knew how to scare him enough to make him give every valuable thing he had in his house at the moment. (he said he was scared for his life at some point) I'm pretty sure that they knew he kept the bracelet on him. And I think that is a big mistake, considering how much it's worth I would definetly put it in a safe deposit box or something.

Do you guys think this event could affect his poker game? Confused
 mahdrof23/12/2011 12:11:02 GMT
Posted by psycokiller:
Home invasion is a growing problem, especially with such high unemployment and even larger debts that individuals are enduring. It seems the peretrators knew what they wanted so they had knowledge of the victim(Duhamal). Could have been a jilted "friend", or shady aquaintance with a bone to pick, possibly some type of gang initiation or something like that. A lot of wierd people in Quebec.


I have lived in Quebec my whole life, travelled through a lot of provinces and states in the US, as well as several times to the Costa Blanca region of Spain where my parents are from, and I haven't seen that Quebec has a higher proportion of "weird" people than anywhere else.

The only thing that I find weird is that personally, if I won millions of dollars in front of the whole world like he did last year, my house would have some pretty decent security features. What's a few thousand in security when you have made millions? As far as his poker game, home invasion must be a very traumatic experience. I have had some of our storage buildings broken into over the years (we have a small farm), and every time the sense of being violated and the feeling of anger is very strong. To be bound and beaten in your own home is a whole other level, and he should probably get some form of counselling.
 Fakiry23/12/2011 14:51:29 GMT
I dont know if this two criminal have much interest in keeping the bracelet for them. The idea should be to sell it, but who - rather than the owner - will want to buy an engraved bracelet of the WSOP? I believe this two burglers will contact Jonathan Duhamel in the future to see how much is he willing to pay to get it back, that would be the only way profitable for them. Maybe he can catch them if he tells the police if it happens for them to call him.

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I dont know if this two criminal have much interest in keeping the bracelet for them. The idea should be to sell it, but who - rather than the owner - will want to buy an engraved bracelet of the WSOP? I believe this two burglers will contact Jonathan Duhamel in the future to see how much is he willing to pay to get it back, that would be the only way profitable for them. Maybe he can catch them if he tells the police if it happens for them to call him.
 pochui23/12/2011 14:58:13 GMT
damn those bracelet wanter's- just play some poker you losers, or go to a decent jewelry manufacturer and he will make you a carbon copy of the bracelet- just don't forget him to ask to engrave "i'm a loser" on the bracelet... Stupid
 Arithmajik23/12/2011 15:25:55 GMT
Definitely don't know if I agree with the original poster. Intelligent robbers always case vimtims and choose ones with high value low risk. And to be bound an beaten seems pretty personal (uness of course they did it just because he wasn't co-operating) so maybe they did know him in some way.

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Also I agree it makes sencs to stow away something as precious to you as your bracelet but what's the point in owning it if you never wear it?
 teddybears7323/12/2011 15:51:25 GMT
assuming he had his bracelet when he got robbed,how could the thieves sell the bracelet ?
are they not all marked and numbered or something.
 PhixedGear23/12/2011 16:06:48 GMT
Wishing Jon a speedy recovery
 xdomagojx23/12/2011 17:24:41 GMT
I LOL at those robbers. They cant even rob like normal people would. Stealing something you cant sell anywhere good job. Guess they are called donks as well in the underground world.
And beating a helpless man 2 vs 1 takes a lot of balls...

But when i think about it might be personal. Wouldnt be first time poker player is connected to some "not so trustworthy" people.

Hope it s just random. Wish you fast recovery. Thumbs Up
 saras1323/12/2011 18:08:44 GMT
Maybe Jon should use some of the money he won to increase his personal security..
 cullicko23/12/2011 19:50:01 GMT
Wowww
 Macubaas23/12/2011 21:14:29 GMT
If you ask me it was pretty stupid to take the wsop bracelet, i mean no way you could sell that without being busted...

It's sad to hear these things happen in this holiday season...
 Greenmohave23/12/2011 21:49:08 GMT
I remember when Jonathon won his WSOP bracelet in 2010 and I hope this and all your items are returned. THis is bullpoop to lose things that can not be replaced, but we are all glad your still with us. I pray they catch the crooks and punish them to the laws fullest extent. I know times are hard out there for some people, but there are programs and charities to assist people who seek the support. Good Luck to you and all in the future.
 rbdflyboy23/12/2011 22:39:12 GMT
Posted by mahdrof:
Posted by psycokiller:
Home invasion is a growing problem, especially with such high unemployment and even larger debts that individuals are enduring. It seems the peretrators knew what they wanted so they had knowledge of the victim(Duhamal). Could have been a jilted "friend", or shady aquaintance with a bone to pick, possibly some type of gang initiation or something like that. A lot of wierd people in Quebec.


I have lived in Quebec my whole life, travelled through a lot of provinces and states in the US, as well as several times to the Costa Blanca region of Spain where my parents are from, and I haven't seen that Quebec has a higher proportion of "weird" people than anywhere else.

The only thing that I find weird is that personally, if I won millions of dollars in front of the whole world like he did last year, my house would have some pretty decent security features. What's a few thousand in security when you have made millions? As far as his poker game, home invasion must be a very traumatic experience. I have had some of our storage buildings broken into over the years (we have a small farm), and every time the sense of being violated and the feeling of anger is very strong. To be bound and beaten in your own home is a whole other level, and he should probably get some form of counselling.


I was born and raised in downtown Montreal...I left when the Frenchmen went balistic. This doesn't surprise me one bit. Not saying they're all the same cause I know some good ones(Frenchman) because its a melting pot, this is bound to happen more often than not. Growing up there I've seen a ton of crap better left unsaid.
 TheMachineQC23/12/2011 22:58:58 GMT
Yeah right, like a language defines who you are. So dumb way to think. Generalising = being stupid in my opinion. You're 56 years old, grow up man.

By the way, there's exactly as much crime in ontario per habitant... Confused
 MicroMachina23/12/2011 23:01:16 GMT
Loads of 1%ers in le belle Province!

They came to strong arm him and he like i would have, folded like a lawn chair. They kept saying give us more until they were pretty sure there wasnt much else to have.

The fact he was left alive is enough evidence for me to know they weren't pros. Likely prospects or low level goons. I love pretending to know what im talking about.

Just glad he survived.
 JAMMYJAG24/12/2011 02:39:28 GMT
THEY HAVE BIG COHANINEES
 rbdflyboy24/12/2011 04:54:51 GMT
Posted by TheMachineQC:
Yeah right, like a language defines who you are. So dumb way to think. Generalising = being stupid in my opinion. You're 56 years old, grow up man.

By the way, there's exactly as much crime in ontario per habitant... Confused


Got history on my side...BTW I have many French speaking friends, quite afew from La Belle, mostly aircraft engineers and pilots and I've worked with them all over the world firebombing. I stated a fact for the time and you weren't there... evolved a long time ago.
 GIOMi624/12/2011 10:08:50 GMT
I hope that the police will catch these criminals soon and put them in jail, you can't steal and beat up innocent people. These thieves must be punished.
 mazas24/12/2011 11:58:31 GMT
some gangsters want his money LOL hate it
hope they ll very soon find this robbers and kick them as....s very hard
good luck all
 ierons25/12/2011 06:31:25 GMT
The robbers will probably get caught trying find someone to buy it off of because its so rare that will be the reason they get busted hopefully... red handed... And if they strip it down that would just be ultimate disgrace... Hope he gets it back ASAP... And if he doesnt get it back I wonder if the WSOP could have a replacement made for him the same way out of respect? Hope he gets it back soon.
 inkognitoni27/12/2011 19:43:49 GMT
i hope they get the robbers. its amazing, you are at home the bell is ringing, and you get something on the head. the poor man.

 B1gfoot31/12/2011 11:44:12 GMT
UPDATE
Four people, three men and one girl, have been arrested and three of them charged,some of the charges are armed robbery, forcible confinement, breaking and entering, assault and conspiracy.

Duhamel’s agent confirmed to The Canadian Press that the woman was someone the poker player dated over a short period and is the only person among the accused his client actually knew

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/12/29...

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