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Jackson Township man tells police two gunmen robbed him of $150,000 in casino winnings

Beacon Journal staff report

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JACKSON TWP.: Police continue to investigate the early Tuesday home invasion robbery of a Jackson Township resident.

The man told authorities that he was robbed of $150,000 in cash and casino chips that he had won at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland.

The 30-year-old victim said he was inside of his home counting his winnings when he heard some noises outside.

The man told investigators that he opened the door slightly and was confronted by two armed men who stormed into the home shortly after midnight.

The robbers took $60,000 in cash and $90,000 in casino chips, according to acting Jackson police Chief Tyson Bissler.

The police chief said investigators scoured the home for evidence and talked with anyone who may have seen or heard anything involving the attack.

The victim appeared on WTAM’s The Mike Trivisonno Show Friday afternoon and said he had hit a lucky streak over the past several days when much of the winnings had come his way.

The victim, who described himself as a full-time poker player, said he intended to go to the bank to put his winnings into a safe deposit box.

The man said the intruders beat him and chased him around the house as they demanded to be shown the safe.

The victim said he told the robbers that he didn’t own a safe and they struck him several times. He suffered a concussion and a laceration to his leg.

The victim told the radio talk show host that he was thankful that his child who was upstairs was not harmed.


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