Crime & Justice

Barça’s Aubameyang violently robbed by armed assailants

Barcelona, Spain, Aug 29 (EFE).- FC Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was violently robbed by a group of armed men at his home in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Gabon player was hit during the altercation according to Spanish newspaper El Pais, which broke the news since confirmed to Efe by sources close to the case.

The robbery took place at around 1am local time at Aubameyang’s property in Castelldefels, just outside Barcelona in northeast Spain.

After entering the property, the assailants, who were wearing masks, hit and threatened the player and his partner, demanding that they open a safe, from which they stole several valuable objects. The assailants were armed with guns and metal pipes.

The suspects then fled the scene in a white Audi vehicle, according to reports.

Regional Catalan police have opened an investigation into the incident.

Babanzila Meshak, 21, who is from Gabon and lives at Aubameyang’s property, was also caught up in the robbery.

His representative alerted his team, Terrassa FC, that he would not be able to attend training on Monday morning, the club’s sporting director told local Rac-1 radio.

Robert Lewandowski, who joined Barça this year, had his luxury watch stolen in mid-August as he greeted fans and signed autographs from his car. The item was later recovered by police and the alleged thief was detained. EFE


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