On Wednesday December 21st 2011 Jonathan Duhamel was the victim of a home invasion. Duhamel is famously known for winning the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event and he also frequents high stakes poker games regularly. Jonathan lives in a suburban neighbourhood in Boucherville, Quebec and it isn’t where you’d expect a home invasion to happen.
Initially the police weren’t sure if Duhamel was targeted because of his fame from winning the 2010 WSOP Main Event. It didn’t take long for the police in Quebec to arrest Duhamel’s ex-girlfriend Bianca Rojas-Latraverse in connection with the robbery. It has been reported that Bianca has been charged with five separate offences including conspiracy.
After interrogating Bianca the police in Quebec announced the arrest of two men. John Lemay and Andre Perron were arrested after police were finished interrogating Bianca. It has been reported that both men have been charged with various offences including robbery, breaking and entering, assault and forcible confinement.
Another man was recently charged in connection with the home invasion, but the individual’s name hasn’t been released by police and we’re unsure if the other individual will be charged with anything. According to Duhamel two men broke into his home around 9:00AM on Wednesday December 21st.
The two men reportedly assaulted Duhamel while threatening his life if he didn’t give them his valuables. Duhamel quickly gave them what he would in his house, which included a black Rolex Submariner watch, his 2010 WSOP ME Gold Bracelet and an unknown amount of €500 Euro bills. Duhamel went to the hospital briefly after the home invasion, but he has stated that he’s fine and is only dealing with some bumps and bruises from the assault in his home.
It was reported that Perron was in possession of the Rolex Submariner watch at the time of his arrest, but the 2010 WSOP Bracelet and €500 Euro Bills haven’t been recovered yet. If the bracelet isn’t recovered it has been announced by the WSOP that they’ll replace the bracelet for Duhamel, but I’m sure Jonathan wants the original bracelet that he won.
The police are still busy investigating this case and haven’t released a lot of information yet. The police are still trying to recover the other items stolen during the home invasion and I’m sure there are still going to be more charges in this case. According to the 2+2 Forums several individuals warned Duhamel about Bianca when he was going out with her. Apparently she has tried faking medical school enrolment in the past and several other accusations.
Bianca was definitely the mastermind behind the robbery and it appears that she has had problems in the past. Duhamel wasn’t going out with Bianca at the time, but she knew where he lived and that he would have valuables in his home. It’s a shame that Duhamel had to go through this ordeal right before Christmas, but it has been reported that Duhamel spent Christmas with his family after he was released from the hospital.