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Man Arrested For Stealing $1 Million From Poker Pro Chad Power

32-Year-Old Brock Brewer Faces Multiple Felony Charges After Allegedly Following Power Home And Breaking Into His Home

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Power On Day 6 Of The 2015 WSOP Main EventLas Vegas Police have arrested a man accused of stealing about $1 million in cash and chips from a high-stakes poker pro.

According to the local NBC affiliate, authorities responded to a reported home invasion on Feb. 10 where the victim claimed that two men broke into his home and stole his safe, which contained a seven-figure sum.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the victim was Chad Power, a regular in nosebleed-stakes cash games with $610,094 in tournament earnings as well. Power is likely most well-known for his deep run in the 2015 World Series of Poker main event, where he finished 26th for $262,574.

Power told Police that he thought he was followed from the Las Vegas Strip to his home in Henderson. The two men then waited for him to leave before breaking into his home.

32-year-old Brock Brewer was arrested and is facing several felony charges including Burglary With a Deadly Weapon and Conspiracy Home Invasion. He already has three prior felony convictions.

Power’s home security system showed a man that resembled Brewer and another man, alleged to be Trevaghn Battle, a known associate of Brewer’s, breaking into the back of Power’s house. The two men entered the house and left shortly after with one of them carrying the safe. Battle has not yet been arrested or charged with a crime.

Upon exiting, they lowered their masks enough for their faces to be identified. Police reviewed Power’s security footage and then compared it to videos of similar crimes involving professional gamblers.

Authorities were able to identify Brewer from a 2006 robbery where Brewer was arrested. Police said that the man from the 2006 incident matches Brewer’s description. In that case, Brewer followed a poker player home and stole $15,000 in cash and chips.

Brewer’s phone records also placed him near Power’s place of residence on the date of the robbery. He was connected to the purchase of two new car purchases in the last few months that were bought in cash and registered in his mother’s name. His next court appearance is June 1.

Unfortunately, a case like this isn’t new to the poker world. In March 2019, four-time World Poker Tour champion Darren Elias’ Philadelphia home was robbed at gunpoint. Neither Elias nor his wife were home, but a 19-year-old babysitter was led around the house with a gun at her back while the criminal searched for cash and other valuables.

Doyle Brunson was beaten in front of his wife in a home invasion back in 1998, just one of the many times he was robbed or nearly robbed during his long career.

In 2008, Hoyt Corkins had his Las Vegas home broken into and the team of thieves had the nerve to take not only two of his cars and a motorcycle, but also his two World Series of Poker bracelets.

In January of 2012, 2010 WSOP main event champion Jonathan Duhamel was hospitalized after an attack in his home orchestrated by his ex-girlfriend. Danish poker pro Theo Jorgenson, who has a WPT title and WSOP bracelet of his own, was shot three times in the leg in a home invasion later that year.

 
 
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