Jonathan Duhamel robbed, attacked
Editor's note: If you are not yet aware, Team PokerStars Pro and 2010 World Series of Poker champion Jonathan Duhamel was attacked in his home this week by men who beat and robbed him. We are respecting Duhamel's desire to begin his necessary recovery in private. During that time, he has released a statement revealing that the robbers took more than money. They have stolen his WSOP bracelet. He has released this statement on the robbery.
First I want to sincerely thank my family, friends and the numerous medias. Everyone gave me an incredible support since yesterday morning. This helps me tremendously and warms my heart in this difficult period.
As police reported, I was victim of an home invasion early yesterday, as two persons forced my entrance and beat me up and robbed me. After they threatened to kill me I gave them all I had. They then tied me up and beat me, hitting me in the face and all over my body before leaving my house. I'm glad to tell you that I did not sustain any major injuries. I spent yesterday at the hospital and I'm black and blue all over but no broken bones, no blood clots, nothing to worry about. Today, I am exhausted, both physically and mentally but I'm happy to be alive.
The thieves stole some money, but mainly my WSOP champion bracelet and the Rolex watch that my sponsor PokerStars gave me to commemorate the event. I won't hide the fact that these two items have a much larger value for me than their commercial value, and I really hope we will be able to retrieve them in a near future.
My bracelet is unique in the world. My name is engraved on its back. My watch is a black Rolex Submarine also with my name engraved. As for the money, it was mainly 500 Euros bills, these being quite rare here.
I would humbly appreciate it if anyone having information regarding either of these items took the time to contact the police at 1 450 463 7211.Any information will remain anonymous.
As for me, I will now try to step back during the Holidays and spend time with my family and close friends. I hope to get back to the tables soon and keep representing poker, my sponsors and Québec well on the international scene and bring back another bracelet home soon.