After Lewandowski, Aubameyang latest victim of robbery attack

by Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was attacked in his home alongside his family by unsuspected armed robbers in Castelldefels.

According to reports that cited police sources, four masked men tracked the former Arsenal striker to his garden, threatened him with a gun and beat him mercilessly with iron bars.

Following the inhuman treatment, Aubameyang led the robbers to his safe where they carted away several valuables, including pieces of jewellery.


However, before the police could arrive, they fled in a white Audi A3.

Reports explained that the robbers during the operation that lasted for like an hour, converse in the Italian language in which one of them hit the Gabonese with the iron bar on his chin.

Aside from Aubameyang, the wife, who was also a victim of the robbery attack, was hit on the head with the iron bar.

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Resultantly, the incident was traumatic and this instigated Barcelona to send the club’s psychologist to help allay the tension posed to the family by the assailants.

This is not the first Barcelona player that has encountered or become a victim of a robbery attack as former Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who moved to Camp Nou in the summer, had also been attacked.

Reportedly, Lewandowski, though he recovered the watch that was stolen from him with the thief caught, encountered the said incident at Esportiva in Sant Joan Despí.

Aubameyang moved to Barcelona eight months ago after falling out of favour with Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta over disciplinary issues but with Chelsea on the negotiation table for his signature with the Catalans, there is every tendency that the 32-year-old would fast-track the process.

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