Updated: Monday, 29 Mar 2010, 5:19 PM CDT
Published : Monday, 29 Mar 2010, 5:19 PM CDT
AUSTIN (KXAN) - For the second time in six months, armed robbers have broken into an Austin poker game. This time, officers have the suspects in custody.
APD confirms that four men with AK-47's broke into a Northwest Austin home in the early hours of Saturday morning.
One witness, who didn't want to reveal their name publicly, said the game was legal and low-stakes.
"There were maybe 10-15 people," they said. "Each person usually brings $200-$300."
The witness said the robbers broke in through the home's back door and told everybody to get on the ground. The witness then heard shots fired and the men told them to take their keys, credit cards, cell phones and cash out of their pockets.
It's a story we've heard before when it comes to Austin's poker scene. Back in December, masked gunman broke into a high stakes poker game, beat up some of the players and took thousands of dollars in cash. Though in that case, the House was taking a cut and the poker game illegal.