La Liga giants FC Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expereienced a horrific incident at his home in Barcelona. He became the victim of a violent armed robbery at his home in the early hours of Monday, the Spanish club said. It has come to light that at least four men broke into his home in Castelldefels near Barcelona through the garden. It was noted that they threatened him and his wife at gunpoint. They also assaulted him with iron bars as daily El Pais reported. The thieves fled by car after compelling Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to open a safe and making off with jewels that were inside, the newspaper reported.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is scared with the incident
“He is ok now, scared but ok,” a Barcelona source told AFP, confirming press reports. A spokeswoman for Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, confirmed they were investigating a violent robbery in Castelldefels but refused to identify the victim, citing privacy rules.
“The investigation remains open and we are gathering information,” she told AFP. The incident comes as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is linked with a return to the Premier League after interest from Chelsea. Catalunya police are now searching for who may have been involved.
He joined Barcelona in February from Arsenal after reportedly having fallen out with Gunners manager Mikel Arteta due to disciplinary breaches. Several high profile footballers in Spain have been subject to robberies though most of these break-ins occur while the stars are playing.
It was back in June that police arrested six people in connection with the three-million-euro burglary at the house belonging to Brazilian legend Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain player Marco Verratti was staying at Ronaldo’s house in Ibiza but was not home when the burglars struck, taking jewellery and money.
It has been also noted that earlier this month police recovered Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski’s watch, which was stolen as the player signed autographs before a training session.