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Third suspect in poker game robbery arrested

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Third suspect in poker game robbery arrested
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15:52 CET+01:00
Police said on Saturday they arrested a third suspect in the armed robbery at a high-stakes German poker tournament in Berlin two weeks ago. The man reportedly presented himself to the authorities at the city's Tegel airport after returning to Germany.

Police said the suspect's lawyer called investigators prior to the 20-year-old's arrival. Authorities would not confirm the suspect's location prior to departure.

“We are confident that the fourth suspect will also be arrested soon,” police spokesman Frank Millert said.

The 20-year-old Mustafa U. is the third of four suspects now in police custody. On Monday, a 21-year-old German turned himself in to police and provided the names of his accomplices.

He told police he would return his share of the €242,000, which stolen after the armed robbers raided Germany's biggest poker tournament at Berlin's Grand Hyatt hotel.

Two days later, a second suspect was arrested without resistance during a routine security check.

According to a report published Saturday in daily newspaper Bild, the fourth fugitive robber is reportedly in Lebanon and has been in contact with Berlin police.

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