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Cryptocurrency Millionaire Kidnapped By Biker Gang, Robbed At Gunpoint For $1.8M

•, Tyler Durden

Ringleader Cesar (Fuego) Guzman, 38, Allan (Joker) Nunez, 36, and Darrell (Bishop) Colon, 37, joined their accomplice - Louis Meza, 35, in luring their victim into a fake Uber ride on November 4, 2017 where they held him captive for two hours with a hood over his head - demanding his keys and a memory stick linked to his Ether currency account, according to court papers.

The gang was able to bilk the man out of $1.8 million of Ether, a popular cryptocurrency.

The men each played a role in the heist, according to the NY Daily News:

Colon was hiding in the rear row of seats and popped out with what appeared to be a gun to threaten the victim for his Ether — a type of virtual money, prosecutors said.