A suspect has been arrested in the home invasion robbery of high-stakes poker pro Chad Power in which two men kicked in the back door of Power’s Henderson, Nevada home and stole a safe that contained approximately $1,000,000 in cash and casino chips.
Las Vegas resident Brock Brewer, 32, has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies including Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy Home Invasion, and Theft of $100,000+ among other offenses.
According to the Henderson Police Department arrest report, Brewer, and a second suspect, known associate Trevaghn Battle, were caught on Power’s home security system at approximately 2:53 pm on February 10 near his back door. On the recorded video, one of the suspects was “clearly seen to be holding a dark handgun” and after some discussion between the two, it can be heard that the back door was kicked in. Some time later, the video captures the two suspects, having lowered or removed their face masks, exiting the front door of Power’s residence, one of them carrying Power’s safe on his shoulder.
Power told police that his safe, which was located in the closet of his master bedroom. contained “approximately $750,000 in cash in $100 bill denominations, mostly organized into $50,000 bricks” as well as approximately $250,000 in high-value poker chips, including ten $25K chips from the Aria Hotel & Casino.”
Power also told police that he had been playing poker throughout the week and feared that someone had followed him home from the casino after playing in high-stakes games that had been taking place at the Aria regularly in 2021.
Detective Gilliland of the Henderson Police Department conducted a search of similar incidents involving robberies of other poker players. He discovered a 2006 case where a male poker player was followed home from the Bellagio and robbed of $10,000 in cash and $5,000 in casino chips. In that case, one of the suspects was Brock Brewer.
According to the report, Brewer has been convicted of multiple felonies in the past including Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Brewer is also an alleged member of the “New Born Crips”, and attire that was worn by one of the suspects thought to be Brewer, specifically blue New Balance sweats, was linked to that gang’s affiliation.
Power had contacted police and reported that he received multiple phone calls from “several anonymous tipsters” that indicated that one of the people on the video was Brewer. The investigation, which included cell phone records for Brewer, also placed him in the area of Power’s home at the time of the robbery.
On May 11, police executed a search warrant of Brewer’s home and vehicle, a blue Dodge Hellcat Charger that was bought with a $30,000 cash down payment just five days after the robbery. During that search, illegal weapons were discovered and at that time Brewer was arrested for the home invasion as well as additional weapons charges.
Additionally, it was discovered that a 2018 Maserati Levante SUV was purchased two days later with $60,000 in cash under his mother’s name.
Brewer is expected in court for a preliminary hearing on June 1.