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Felon ‘stole $1M in cash and chips from poker player’s home’

Man ‘breaks into Vegas poker champ’s designer home, steals safe containing $1M in cash and chips and goes on spending spree that included a Maserati’

  • Alleged gang member Brock Brewer, 32, charged with burglary, conspiracy, home invasion and theft 
  • Brewer and an unknown accomplice are accused of stealing $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in chips from professional Las Vegas poker player Chad Power 
  • Police say thieves’ faces were visible in security footage because they had lowered or removed their face masks
  • Brewer allegedly used some of stolen money to buy three cars, including a 2018 Maserati SUV and a 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat  

A convicted felon broke into a poker champ’s camera-filled home with his face mask lowered, then stole a safe containing $1 million that he used to buy a Maserati, police say. 

Brock Brewer, 32, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday on eight felony charges, including burglary while in possession of a gun; home invasion; theft $100,000 or greater; conspiracy, and possession of a gun by a prohibited person.

The arrest stems from a home invasion that occurred on February 10 in Henderson Township, Nevada, during which at least two burglars broke into the home of Las Vegas poker player Chad Power and got away with a safe containing $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in chips.

Chad Power

Brock Brewer, 32 (left), has been accused of breaking into the Nevada home of professional poker player Chad Power (right) and stealing a safe containing $1million in cash and chips

According to an arrest report obtained by Las Vegas Review-Journal, Brewer and at least one accomplice followed Power home one day to see where he lived.

They later ransacked the residence while the owner was away playing poker at Aria Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip hotel, it is alleged. 

Brewer (pictured in a prior mugshot) is said to be a known member of a street gang whose criminal record includes 2012 convictions for robbery, conspiracy and attempted battery

Brewer (pictured in a prior mugshot) is said to be a known member of a street gang whose criminal record includes 2012 convictions for robbery, conspiracy and attempted battery

The report states that at around 4pm on February 10, Power received a notification on his phone from his home security system, which recorded two strangers breaking into the house and then making their getaway while carrying a safe.

According to the police, the thieves’ faces were visible in the security footage because they had lowered or removed their face masks during the commission of the crime.

Power told investigators he did not know the crooks. He speculated that someone must have followed him home from a casino ‘due to him playing high-stakes poker games and carrying large amounts of poker chips.’ 

Police said cell phone records placed Brewer, whom they described as a known member of the New Born Crips gang, at the scene of the break-in.

According to the arrest report, Brewer used some of the stolen loot to buy three vehicles, including a 2018 Maserti Levante SUV and a new 2021 Dodge Charger Hellcat, which were both registered to his mother. 

Power told police he was likely followed home by Brewer or his accomplice from a casino

The crooks broke into his Henderson Township house on February 10 while he was playing poker in Las Vegas

Power told police he was likely followed home by Brewer or his accomplice from a casino. The crooks broke into his Henderson Township house on February 10 while he was playing poker in Las Vegas 

Power was robbed of $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in poker chips, which Brewer then allegedly used to buy a Maserati and a Dodge Charger Hellcat

Power was robbed of $750,000 in cash and $250,000 in poker chips, which Brewer then allegedly used to buy a Maserati and a Dodge Charger Hellcat 

Court records indicate that the 32-year-old, who goes by the street name C-Rida, was convicted in 2012 of robbery, conspiracy and attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.

He also has been linked to a 2006 robbery targeting another poker player, who was followed home and had $15,000 worth of cash and chips stolen from him. 

Investigators were able to compare a mugshot following that arrest with surveillance from the break-in at Powers’ home to pinpoint Brewer as their suspect.  

Power has more than $610,000 in career live tournament winnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker database. 

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