Robbery of football players while they are playing in matches is not an exception, it has become the rule recently. Bild newspaper reported that Thomas Muller’s house was attacked this Tuesday while the attacker was playing Bayern against Barcelona at the Allianz Arena. The bandits took cash, jewelry and valuables. In short, loot valued at around €500,000.
In Spain, unlike Germany, there are many chosen ones. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was injured last. Just before finalizing his Chelsea signing, the former Barca striker suffered a burglary at his home in Castelldefels. In this case, both the Gabonese and his family were at home and were being held “captive”. Threatened with firearms and iron bars, the Oba was forced to open the safe so the criminals could take some jewellery.
In 2018, several professional and perfectly organized thieves entered the house of central defender Gerard Pique and then his ex-wife Shakira in Espluges de Lobregat. The events unfolded without violence and without damage, as the family was not home at the time. The thieves took advantage of a strong storm in order not to spread the word about the robbery around the neighborhood and stole valuables such as jewelry and watches.
In November 2018, Jordi Alba also suffered a robbery at his house, with him and his family inside the home. The thieves entered through the second floor of his home in La Bonanova and managed to get money and jewelery out of the safe while the player and his family were on the first floor.
In February 2019, while Benzema was playing in El Clasico against Barcelona at the Bernabéu, his house was the subject of a “violent robbery” and authorities named a high-ranking member of the Albanian mafia as the alleged perpetrator of the operation.
Joaquin, the Betis striker, suffered a robbery at his home in Simon Verde, in the town of Mayrena del Aljarafe, during the derby against Sevilla in 2019. The thieves took advantage of the fact that no one was home to take some valuables.