While signing autographs, a burglar acting as a fan yanked a watch worth €70,000 (£59,000) from FC Barcelona’s new star signing Robert Lewandowski’s wrist.
A man stole the watch from the Poland striker’s arm as he got out of his car before practice on Thursday to take pictures with the crowd.
It was the most recent instance of how skilled criminals operating in the second-largest city in Spain have targeted wealthy visitors and locals sporting pricey watches.
According to Spanish media, Lewandowski’s watch, a Patek Phillippe, was stolen as he rolled down his car window to greet admirers.
According to the La Vanguardia newspaper, the player initially exited his car and pursued the robber, but he soon lost sight of him.
Police Found Robert Lewandowski’s Watch And The Man Who Stole It:
The suspect later got detained by police, and the watch was found. According to the La Vanguardia newspaper, the player initially exited his car and pursued the robber, but he soon lost sight of him.
Following his £38 million (€45 million) transfer from Bayern Munich to FC Barcelona last month, Mr. Lewandowski normally practiced in preparation for FC Barcelona’s La Liga encounter against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
We know from the police report that Robert Lewandowski, who arrived in Spain as a Barcelona signing this summer, came to the training today. When he signed autographs before entering the training ground, a person reached into the car and took his watch. Robert Lewandowski then chased the man after coming out of his car but he could not catch him. However, the police found the thief hiding in the woods. The watch recovered was worth 70000 Euros.