Canada’s Jordan Saccucci, the winner of the 2022 European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague main event, has been named as one of four suspects being sought by Ontario authorities in connection with a string of at least 30 residential burglaries committed throughout the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTRA) in recent weeks.
Saccucci, 33, of Mississauga, was included in a press statement issued today by the Halton Regional Police Service asking the public for help in locating the four men, who are believed to be aware that they are being sought by officers in connection with the crime spree. On Tuesday, November 21, investigators executed search warrants at the residence of each of the four suspects, and “recovered numerous items believed to have been stolen from various break-and-enters.”
Besides Saccucci, the authorities are also seeking: Marcel Blackburn, 37, of Hagersville; Paul Nkrumah, 36, of Brampton; and Dumark Lindsay, 41. of Mississauga. The burglary spree is believed to be ongoing, including two break-ins committed after the suspects homes were raided last week.
“Police urge the suspects to obtain legal counsel and turn themselves in as soon as possible,” the Halton police advised.
Saccucci won over €900,000 in 2022 EPT Prague main
Saccucci’s triumpn in the 2022 EPT Prague main event was unexpected in such an elite event. He topped a 1,270-entry field to win €913,250 (about US $962,126) in the tournament, after outdueling French star Antoine Saout for the win.
The triumph was by far the biggest payday of Saccucci’s career, over an order of magnitude larger than the C$ 97,733 he collected for a fourth-place finish in the C$ 2,500 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls, in 2016. Overall, Saccucci has cashed for the equivalent of $1,366,385 in Hendon Mob-recorded events.
One of the other suspects in the crime spree, Blackburn, also has a brief listing on THM, consisting of a single small cash in an event near Montreal in 2015.
Suspects’ photos, vehicle listed in Halton statement
The Halton public-information presser also offered photos of the four suspects while also advising anyone to see any of the suspects to call authorities immediately (photo above). The statement also advised the public to be on the lookout for a newer-model black Chevrolet Tahoe RST believed to have been used in many of the break-ins:
The Halton police statement also advised that the alleged burglars are believed to have committed most of their break-ins during daytime hours, targeting homes that appear to be unoccupied during those hours.
“The suspects may approach the front door of residences during daytime hours with their identities concealed using surgical masks or face coverings, and wear hoods and gloves,” the police advised. “If confronted by home owners, the suspects may provide an unconvincing excuse pertaining to some sort of construction or landscaping service before quickly departing.”