PSG and Italy National team goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma and his partner experienced a frightening incident at their home where they were robbed by a gang.
According to French media, they were tied up at their flat in the city’s central eighth district. Fortunately, they managed to escape to a nearby hotel, and the hotel staff raised the alarm, leading to their transfer to a hospital.
The Paris prosecutor’s office spokesperson confirmed that an investigation has been initiated concerning the armed robbery by an organized gang and aggravated violence that occurred at Mr. Donnarumma’s residence.
There are reports that the attackers took away valuable items such as jewelry, watches, and luxury leather goods, which could be worth up to €500,000 (£430,000).
Gianluigi Donnarumma sustained minor injuries in the incident, while his partner, model Alessia Elefante, was unharmed, according to Agence France Presse.
Their agent issued a statement saying that both Gianluigi Donnarumma and his partner are in shock but are coping with the unfortunate circumstances and cooperating with the police.
An investigation by France’s special BRB police unit, dedicated to handling armed robbery and burglaries, has already commenced.
Donnarumma, who moved to Paris two years ago, was expected to join the Paris St-Germain squad for their pre-season friendly match against Le Havre and a tour of Japan and South Korea.