Another man was placed in arrest after the follow-ups made by the Berlin authorities following the March 6 heist during a poker tournament at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The German police has Mohammed Abou-C in custody with suspicions of initiating the attack.
The 31-year old suspect was arrested a day after a warrant was issued against him. Abou-C was cornered and handcuffed while he was driving around the capital. He is the sixth suspect put behind bars linked to the poker robbery. Back in March, four individuals who participated in the raid was arrested with another individual who organized the attack was also apprehended.
According to the prosecutor holding the case, Abou-C was responsible for pointing to the other accomplices where the money was placed. It is the critical information he gave to the other robbers which somehow lead to the crime.
Despite the arrests in the past months, the police are still in the dark in trying to recover the money. Up to now, only 4,000 euros have been recovered of the missing poker prize money. Most likely, more arrests will follow so authorities can also trace if not recover where the money had gone.
Looking at the bright side, poker organizers have beefed up security in all poker tournaments. This guarantees more protection for players and another mess like the Berlin poker tournament is less likely to happen.