Gianluigi Donnarumma is at least the 13th PSG player to have been a victim of a robbery attack in recent years.
Paris Saint Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and his partner Alessia Elefante were victims of an assault last night on their home in Paris by a group of thieves.
Donnarumma was reportedly robbed alongside his girlfriend, both of whom fortunately survived the horrific incident.
The 24-year-old Italian goalkeeper was slated to travel this week to Japan as PSG begins their pre-season tour.
Gianluigi Donnarumma and his girlfriend robbed at gunpoint in their home in Paris
According to a report from Le Parisien, the criminals forced the door of Donnarumma’s house, located in an exclusive area of the VIII district of the French capital.
The criminals assaulted the Paris Saint-Germain and his girlfriend, after which they fled with goods and items estimated to be worth £432,000 (500,000 euros).
The report from Le Parisien reveals that the Italy international and his partner were tied up during the assault by “several individuals” and the thieves held them hostage “at gunpoint” while they found valuables.
However, the couple managed to escape the incident with no severe injuries as they later took refuge in a hotel near their home where employees tipped off the police.
However, Le Parisien, citing a confidential source, Donnarumma was “slightly injured”.
Both Donnarumma and his girlfriend Alessia Elefante were later taken to a hospital to be examined.
The building’s doorman, who was also previously tied up by the thieves in order to carry out the robbery, was also reportedly taken to the hospital to be examined.
A special unit of the Paris criminal police was assigned to the investigation.
In recent years there have been reported cases of PSG players who have been victims of assaults on their homes, usually while they were not at home.
Donnarumma becomesat least the 13th PSG player to have reportedly been a victim of a robbery, as Ángel Di María, Sergio Rico, Mauro Icardi, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Dani Alves, and Choupo-Moting have experienced episodes with thieves.
In January this year, two men were convicted of robbing Marquinhos’ home in March 2021, while in February two other people were sentenced to three and four years in prison for the assault on Di Maria’s home, also carried out in March 2021.
However, these unfortunate incidents do not occur only in the Paris region, and do not only concern footballers at PSG.
Le Parisien reports that in the summer of 2022, Marco Verratti was robbed for more than 3 million euros while on holiday in Ibiza.