Auckland man attacked 79-year-old gambler

Losing money in gambling can be quite frustrating. Zeryan Salah Ahmed blew away only $10 while playing a poker machine, but still he lost his temper. The 21-year-old man robbed another gambler who had just won on the same pokie.

Bad loser

Slot machineZeryan Salah Ahmed now faces four months community detention, and he must undertake 200 hours of unpaid community service. The incident took place at a Henderson-based establishment where he played a pokie. Zeryan Salah Ahmed noticed how an elderly lady took home $360 on the same gambling machine.

Driven by envy

The 21-year-old Auckland man followed the victim to her car where he attacked her. The 79-year-old fell on the ground, and Ahmed took her wallet. He told police he was drunk and frustrated. Ahmed confessed that he couldn’t stand seeing how the woman won the jackpot on the poker machine on which he had previously lost $10.
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