Aussie Millions robbers arrested


Aussie Millions robbers arrested

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Melbourne police waste no time in catching Potter assailants

The InfoPowa report on the assault and robbery against Aussie Millions poker player Jason Potter recently had a sequel this week when Melbourne police announced the apprehension of two men allegedly responsible for the crime.

Dwayne Johnstone (32) is facing five charges including armed robbery, assault and drug possession. Vhyharn Arumughasamy (26) is being charged with one count of armed robbery.

The duo did not apply for bail, and Magistrate Sarah Dawes ordered them to trial in the Melbourne Magistrates Court in March.

22 year old Jason Potter was subjected to a violent and unprovoked attack as he was walking back to his hotel after cashing in his chips at the Crown Casino on January 21 (see previous InfoPowa report). The young Oklahoma player had placed 31st in a field of 780 players in the Aussie Millions Poker Championship to earn more than $31 000. He was carrying that money in American and Australian banknotes when he was robbed.

According to the Victoria Herald Sun, Jason was hit from behind while walking on Spencer Street Bridge in Melbourne at 4:30 a.m. His attackers were armed with knives and grabbed the money from his front sweatshirt pocket.

Melbourne detectives executed two search warrants on Thursday in connection with the case and arrested Johnstone and Arumughasamy on the following day.

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