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Poker Pro Escapes Two Robbery Attempts Just Minutes Apart

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Dec/02/2013
Poker Pro Escapes Two Robbery Attempts Minutes Apart

New York City police were investigating two attempted robberies of a poker pro who was in possession of $100,000 in cash while attempting to fly out of New York’s JFK Airport.

According to the New York Post, Eric Riley, 32, had won the money playing at Atlantic City's Borgata Casino.  While there he met up with an individual who offered him a ride to the airport over 100 miles away.  Riley accepted but once at JFK, the driver attempted to flee before the poker pro could retrieve his duffle bag full of cash out of the car's trunk.

Fortunately for Riley, the trunk of that vehicle was left open.  Hoping into the first available cab, Riley chased after his supposed "new friend" and managed to pull the duffle bag from the open car trunk.

While it seems almost incomprehensible, two men claiming to be undercover police officers offered Riley a ride back to the airport.  Once inside the vehicle, one of the men held a gun to Riley’s chest and demanded the money.

The poker pro then "clutched the bag to his chest and made a daring leap from the moving car. He rolled down the highway, getting road rash as his clothes were torn to ribbons".

Police continue to investigate both incidents.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com  

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