Suspected Gangster Arrested in $1M House Theft of Chad Energy
On Feb. 10, high-stakes poker professional Chad Energy reported to the police that two males stole a secure containing $750,000 in money and $250,000 in poker chips from his dwelling in Henderson, Nevada.
Months later, Henderson police have recognized and arrested one of many suspects in 32-year-old Las Vegas resident Brock Brewer, who was booked on Tuesday on the Southern Nevada jail on a number of felonies, together with theft of $100,000 or better, conspiracy and residential invasion.
The authorities consider that Brewer, who was talked about within the arrest report as a “identified gang member”, and one other particular person adopted Energy dwelling after observing him at a on line casino. They additional consider based mostly on initially from statements made to police again by Energy in February that the duo waited for Energy to depart dwelling earlier than breaking in and stealing Energy’s high-value secure.
Brewer was booked within the Clark County Detention Middle and is because of be in courtroom on June 1.
No Masks and Prior Historical past
Surveillance tapes caught two males strolling out of Energy’s dwelling with one clearly carrying his secure. Regardless of masks laws across the globe, the 2 robbers inexplicably had their masks down whereas on tape.
“Each suspects had lowered/eliminated their facemasks at this level and their faces had been seen,” police mentioned in line with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, including Energy didn’t know the burglars.
Regardless of the tape, the police did not make any rapid arrests. Brewer was recognized as a potential suspect when a Henderson detective regarded again at comparable crimes. The detective found Brewer, who had three prior felony convictions, was recognized as a suspect in a case again in 2006 the place a robber adopted a poker participant dwelling earlier than stealing $15,000 in money and chips.
Phone data additionally positioned Brewer within the space of Energy’s dwelling on the time of the theft.
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The pictures matched up with the surveillance tapes and the police went to Brewer’s dwelling solely to find him driving a 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat. The automobile was traced to a purchase order made in Brewer’s mom’s identify the place a $30,000 money down fee was made to a California dealership on Feb. 15 or simply days after Energy was robbed.
A short time later, the police served a warrant and seized the Charger together with two different vehicles together with a 2018 Maserati Levante SUV that was paid in full with a $60,000 fee in Arizona and in addition registered to Brewer’s mom.
Whether or not Energy might be made complete and whether or not the second robber might be recognized and arrested is not identified at this level particularly contemplating Brewer instantly invoked his proper to stay silent when arrested. PokerNews will present any updates as this case continues to develop.