BarcelonaArmed robbers broke into the home of Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early Monday morning and assaulted the player and his wife as they tried to force him to open the safe to steal jewelry, according to media reports, police said. was added. Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that the player and his wife Alisha Behag suffered minor injuries. Aubameyang, 33, has not confirmed the details of the robbery. “He’s fine now, he’s scared but he’s fine,” a Barcelona source told AFP. Catalan police spokeswoman Mossos d’Esquadra confirmed they were investigating a violent robbery in Castelldefels, but declined to identify the victim, citing privacy rules. “The investigation remains open and we are gathering information,” she told AFP.
Police say Aubameyang’s home in the Barcelona suburb of Castelldefels has been robbed for the second time in two months, but the player and his family were not home during the first break-in. That’s it. According to media reports, four hooded men broke into his house on Monday and threatened the player and his family with firearms. I let it open. The incident comes as Aubameyang is linked to a return to the Premier League after interest from Chelsea. He joined Barcelona from Arsenal in February after falling out with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta over disciplinary breaches.
Some of Spain’s most prominent footballers have been robbed, but most of these break-ins occur while the stars are playing. In June, police arrested six people in connection with the €3 million robbery at the home of former Brazilian striker Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain player Marco Verratti was staying at Ronaldo’s home in Ibiza but was not home when robberies struck, stealing jewelry and money. The watch of Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski has been recovered.
This isn’t the first time a top European player has been robbed. In December, Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo was assaulted at his home in England and Benfica defender Nicolas Otamendi was robbed at his home in Portugal. In Barcelona, the homes of Gerard Pique, Ansu Fati, Jordi Alba, Samuel Umtiti and Coutinho were robbed during the match, according to police. Similar incidents have been reported among players from Madrid, Seville and Valencia.