Robbery in Oklahoma Thieves take more than $12,000 from strip mall suite used for card games

Robbery in Oklahoma

Twenty-two people were robbed at gunpoint in Oklahoma City during a private poker game. Jerry Gilchrist who rents a suite in a strip mall for the poker game, said that he opened the door to let a player leave and two men forced their way in. Thankfully, no one was hurt but the robbers made off with over $12,000.

The district attorney is not filing any gambling charges. In a "it's a shame more government officials don't think like this moment," the DA would rather pursue the felony armed robbery complaints than misdemeanor gambling charges.

"If the DA could prove illegal gambling then you would end up with uncooperative victims in a much more serious case of armed robbery,” said First District Attorney for Oklahoma County,.

The victims were 20 men and two women, ranging in age from 23 to 62, according to the report. All were from the Oklahoma City area.

 

 

 

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