Crips Gang Member Arrested for $1million Theft of Poker Professional Chad Energy
Police in Nevada have arrested a Crips gang member believed to be behind the theft of $1million in money and chips from poker professional Chad Energy, in response to the Las Vegas Overview Journal.
Energy’s house secure was robbed in February of this yr, surveillance cameras capturing the faces of two males, one in all whom was “carrying Chad’s secure on his shoulder,” in response to Henderson police.
It’s believed that 32-year-old Brock Brewer and an unknown confederate adopted Energy house from an unnamed on line casino and later burglarised the professional’s house. On arriving house on February tenth, Energy found the break-in and contacted police.
The police report states:
“Chad suggested that contained in the secure had been roughly $750,000 in money in $100 invoice denominations, largely organized into $50,000 bricks. The secure had additionally contained roughly $250,000 in excessive worth poker chips.”
Energy, who backs a number of execs, instructed police he suspected he had been adopted house from the on line casino, “as a result of him taking part in high-stakes poker video games and carrying massive quantities of poker chips.”
Though the 2 suspects’ faces had been clearly seen on digicam, Energy recognised neither man. Nonetheless, on checking earlier house robberies of poker professionals within the Las Vegas Valley space, police decided that Brewer was a suspect in that case.
A photograph comparability with Energy’s theft footage, in addition to cell phone data, positioned Brewer at Energy’s house across the time of the housebreaking.
Once they traced Brewer to his house within the Rhodes Ranch neighborhood of Spring Valley, they found Brewer had a 2021 plate Dodge Charger Hellcat, registered to his mom.
The automobile, it transpired, had been bought simply 5 days after the theft, “with (a) $30,000 money down cost.”
A search warrant then revealed one other automobile, a 2018 Maserati Levante SUV, additionally registered in his mom’s identify. The Maserati had been purchased “with $60,000 paid in full money cost in Arizona,” in response to police.
Police additionally seized a 3rd automobile from Brewer’s property and said:
“As a result of excessive greenback quantities of cash stolen on this case on 2/10/21 and these automobiles being bought with massive money funds/down funds lately after the theft, it’s believed these automobiles had been bought with the stolen cash from this case.”
The prime suspect, who has been charged with a number of felonies, together with theft of $100,000 or higher, conspiracy and residential invasion is a identified gang member.
Brewer belongs to the “New Born Crips gang and his moniker is ‘C-Rida’,” say police, with prior convictions for theft, conspiracy and tried battery with substantial bodily hurt.
Based on the LVRJ, a preliminary listening to is scheduled for Brewer in Henderson Justice Court docket on June 1st.
Chad Energy was on the centre of a staking controversy in 2018, when Cate Corridor accused him of “extortion” and “strong-arm strategies”. Energy hit again claiming Corridor owed him $60,000 and was “huffing nitrous to the purpose the place she was struggling to stroll”.
Energy has $610,094 in recorded match cashes in response to the Hendon Mob, largely consisting of two 6-figure scores from the WSOP. The largest, for $262,574, got here on the 2015 Principal Occasion the place he completed twenty sixth.
A 2017 Washington Put up article on Energy noticed him visiting the opening of the MGM Nationwide in Baltimore and claiming to host non-public video games that included celebrities Michael Phelps and Kevin Hart within the line-up.
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